Wednesday, April 4, 2018

IWSG April Showers


It's the first Wednesday in April, which means it's time for IWSG! The Insecure Writer's Support Group is a cool writing group. Do check them out hereThe awesome co-hosts for the April 4 posting of the IWSG are Olga Godim, Chemist Ken, Renee Scattergood, and Tamara Narayan!

The IWSG Question for April is:

When your writing life is a bit cloudy or filled with rain, what do you do to dig down and keep on writing?

I'm really not sure how to answer this question, mostly because my writing life the past month has been measured in tiny drips and drabs. So there hasn't been much in the way of "digging down to keep writing." I will keep writing--or not writing, if time is a bit short, and thinking about writing--no matter what happens. So I'm not worried about keeping the writing going. 

Outside interests help a ton, though, in keeping inspiration and new ideas sparking off in a writer's mind. So whenever I'm feeling particularly uninspired or like everything I'm writing is crap or I'm just not getting there, there are books to read and podcats to listen to and music to dance around to...


10 comments:

  1. You eat an elephant one bite at a time, so drips and drabs totally work for me. I think the digging down mostly comes when you have a deadline and outside expectations. Or at least, that's how it works for me.

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    1. I have neither of those things, so I'm going at my own pace at the moment.

      ...An elephant?

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  2. Books and music and things are great. ^_^

    Often when I have to dig down deep, it’s to start something. I get overwhelmed by the thought of all the work sometimes. It’s great when I can sit down with just a little freaking out and a pep talk, but often I have to force butt in chair and just tell myself to try getting it started, no pressure, just write a sentence so the page isn’t blank anymore. :)

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    1. Oh yeah, I've had that--but usually with historical ideas. All that research is exhausting.

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  3. Writing in dribs and drabs is critical for me, and all I've been able to manage in the past couple of months. But those bits will bloom into full fledged scenes and all is good.

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    1. Dribs and drabs are still writing and they still count.

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  4. Dribs and drabs describes my good writing days. Lol. But you're right, there is so much to do in life around us to dive into.

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  5. Gosh, even if I could write in just snippets--or dribs and drabs--I'd be happy some days. Thanks for saying it's ok to dance around the house when things aren't working out. I do that sometimes.
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