Wednesday, February 3, 2016

IWSG: YOU Should Be Writing


Life gets in the way of the things we love (and are driven) to do. There’s a basement of empty shelves and full boxes to be sorted and unpacked. Dinner needs to be made. Laundry is calling. Cats need cuddling. There’s that next episode of Supernatural . . . It’s always something wooing you away from where you should be – at the keyboard. Sometimes it’s hard to hear that little urging voice over the roar of unfinished tasks. And sometimes, we just don’t listen.


Until that voice gets loud. And demanding. Those scenes, those dialog exchanges keep you awake, won’t stop talking as you drive to work. A whisper becomes a roar until life’s little busy work gets drowned out. You jot down ideas on Post-Its at work. Your lips move through the conversations in your head in the shower. The keyboard no longer beckons – it insists!


Why fight it? You know you want to? Fire up that laptop. Just a few sentences, a paragraph or two. Maybe a page. And suddenly – a chapter.

You should be writing. I should be writing. In fact, I’m going to be writing as soon as I finish this post. How about you?




Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!

Posting: The first Wednesday of every month is officially Insecure Writer’s Support Group day. Post your thoughts on your own blog. Talk about your doubts and the fears you have conquered. Discuss your struggles and triumphs. Offer a word of encouragement for others who are struggling. Visit others in the group and connect with your fellow writer - aim for a dozen new people each time.

Let’s rock the neurotic writing world!


Twitter hashtag is #IWSG 

IWSG awesome co-hosts for the February 3rd posting will be Allison Gammons, Tamara Narayan, Eva E. Solar, Rachel Pattison, and Ann V. Friend!

11 comments:

  1. I know I should be writing. Maybe if I steal Nathan and Jeremy from you and put them on MY computer, I'll be more inspired. :)

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    1. Actually,I find Kathy Bates more motivating!

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  2. As usual, you hit the mark, Nancy. I was sitting here telling myself the same thing . . . Dig out from under and get back to writing! Just the kick in the pants I needed. :)

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    1. You can always count on me for a good swift one!

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  3. Awesome post and reminder that we all should be writing. Even if we struggle...butt in seat, fingers on keyboard.

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    1. You can't edit a blank page . . . Thanks, Chrys!

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  4. Okay, if Nathan says I should be writing then I'll get to it. LOL Great pep talk!

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  5. Great post! I'm up early and writing :) I must say that when I'm not sitting at my laptop and other housey things are calling, I am writing in my head. I can never switch off. Very exhausting :) Have a great week.

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    1. And I thought I got up early!! You win! Yes, those voices in your head . . .

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  6. Great post. Yeah, I should be writing, but I am on my 2nd day of blogging. I have now visited the most blogs ever 77 and I am #103 on the list, lol--almost there...

    Happy Belated IWSG Day
    Juneta Writer's Gambit

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