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- In case any of my friends or family members actually read this Blog, please consider all Names, Characters, Places and Incidents to be the product of the author's imagination and any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, events or locales are entirely COINCIDENTAL...Muaaah!! Now, really, about me: I bring the crazy wherever I go, so I've been told...I make fun of myself more than anyone else ever could. I hate: the awkward silence in elevators, watches with no numbers, picky eaters, Cancer and legalism. I love: coffee, stalking Hugh Jackman, my Spanx, COMMENTS, sarcasm and writing: Middle Grade, NA, YA Paranormal and Urban Fantasy.
Thursday, December 5, 2013
December Insecure Writer's Support Group
This first Wednesday of every month is set aside for the Insecure Writer's Support Group. At least it's supposed to be. For some reason or another, I keep missing that deadline and wind up having to post a day late. (Yesterday was my birthday. I'd like to say I spent the day doing really fun birthday-related activities. Instead, I spent the day running errands and sick kids back and forth to the doctor's office.) I'm posting today with the optimistic mind set of better late than never. I hope you will all humor me and that optimism. Thanks so much!
Dear Insecure Blogging Friends: This month, more than any other, I am in dire need of your encouragement. The time between my posts have been growing further and further apart, much to my dismay. Maybe you have noticed that I haven't been around to drop comments and check in with you all-and I hate that. These past few months I have been consumed with poor health, a very crazy and stressful schedule and an overall lack of inspiration. These past few months have also been the least prolific (and most depressing) I have ever had in my writing life.
I've fallen into a deep slump and I can't get up! I'm not sure what can pull me up out of this writing black hole. Every time I think I have a second to sit down and write or even an inkling of inspiration, some kind of major catastrophe happens requiring my immediate attention. Overall, this lack of creativity and production has left me feeling like a complete hack. I'm so discouraged. Exhausted. Depleted. Worn out. Ready to throw in the towel and just give up. Why did I ever think I had what it takes to be a writer in the first place? Oh, yeah. It's that bad. I'm flirting with the idea of giving up on my writing completely. Like I said before, I'm in dire need of encouragement. Or an intervention. Or a vacation... So, any comments, suggestions or inspirational quotes thrown my way would be much appreciated ~ Jaybird