Wednesday, April 3, 2013
INSECURE WRITERS SUPPORT GROUP
Time seems to be escaping me. I feel like I'm in a dream where fence posts are flying by at an alarming rate. Maybe it's just me, but wasn't it just Christmas? Now it's April.
I've had to make some adjustments in my schedule. Do I continue writing, do I not. Do I continue with the plots in my head, or do I put them on paper?
A few weeks ago I made the decision. I'm putting my pencil (keyboard) away. I'm not writing any more. Besides who reads what I write anyway?
After a few days of "not writing" I realized I must have had a stroke.
That's not why I write..... it's not about "who reads what I write." I write because that's who I am. That's what motivates me. That's what keeps me alive and thinking. I wake up in the middle of the night thinking about one of my characters....'will she be okay, or what am I going to do with him?'
That proverbial plot is always on the back burner, simmering until I pay attention to it. My own life experiences change my characters lives too.
After a short vacation, I'm back. Keyboard clacking. Oh, I love that sound!
I can't "stop writing" any more than I can stop breathing.
What keeps you going?
Thank you Alex J. Cavanaugh for creating Insecure Writers Support Group. Today is the day, the first Wednesday of the month. Follow this link to join in.