Happy Wednesday! The Insecure Writers’ Group is a group of writers offering motivation and encouragement to all those taking on the challenges of writing. Every month the ISWG sponsors a blog hop where writers can blog about a topic related to overcoming obstacles and exploring various aspects of the writing journey. If you’d like to participate in a future hop you can join here. It’s always a great experience, and I recommend it to anyone who is interested in writing and sharing with other writers. Every month there is an optional discussion question, and this month the question is the following:
May 4 question – It’s the best of times; it’s the worst of times. What are your writer highs (the good times)? And what are your writer lows (the crappy times)?
I like this question, because it’s something that I’ve thought about a lot. For me the highest and best time of writing is the act of writing! I really enjoy the process, getting to know the characters, imagining their dialogue, and losing myself in the story. It’s an escape from reality and something I truly enjoy.
When I begin to struggle is when I get close to the end of the story. At that point, reality sets in and I start to think “uh oh, now I need to do something with all of these words I’ve written.” Having anxiety and being a shy person, sharing my work is a low for me because it is incredibly, incredibly hard. I oftentimes feel as though I’m hitting a wall and any attempt to go around it results in more roadblocks when my anxiety inevitably gets in my way and stops me in my tracks.
It’s a work in progress.
How about you? What are some of your highs and lows in the writing process? Let me know in the comments!
Have a great, creative day!!