WriterlyWednesdays: The Great Escape

A.K.A. Revisiting and Realizing Why I Need to be Writing Fiction

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Just when I think that things are looking up, they look left, right, and a little murky. Alas, such is life.

The last few months have been intense, to say the least. And as life happened, I set writing aside in order to deal with whatever was thrown my way. However, now that I’ve gained perspective (in the midst of discovering and facing new challenges) I see how important an impact writing has had on my life and the significance of its role now.

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WriterlyWednesdays: More than Words…

A.K.A. Rekindling my Creative Spirit

 

Welcome to what I’ll be calling WriterlyWednesdays. With all that happened to me in the last few months, the drive and passion to write fell away. Despite the negative events that have transpired, some good has come from the madness including the opportunity to force myself to look inwards to help myself get through the tough stuff.

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Stranger than Fiction

A.K.A. Beyond the Page

March Madness, Day 27.

How goes?

It’s been an interesting bit of Madness this year.

We talked about muses, favorite writing places and rituals, our health, revisions, and even the green-eyed monster.

There are a few days left. Did you reach your goals? Did you have surprise twists in your journey?

Now that the month is drawing to a close, for some, it’s time to take a breather. For others, just the beginning of a new month of writing challenges.

Yet, others might be at a standstill. Uncertainty seeps in and you’re all but ready to call it quits.

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When the seeds of doubt start pestering you, it can manifest in different ways.

It’s easy to find distractions–or makes distractions for yourself that leads to procrastination.

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Does that mean we stop? Sure, writers are known to be masochists, but we also keep going no matter what’s in our way.

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Some people believe that writing is a solitary activity. Of course, there are certain aspects that one must go alone, but the process itself, the overall journey, March Madness is a perfect example that we are not alone in our creative endeavours.

So when you feel like this:

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Remember this:

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If you question whether it’s all worth it:

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Consider this:

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Don’t let the green-eyed monster get ya down.

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From here on out, everything that happens in your writing career is up to you. Yes, there are people who will be there to support you along the way, but you need to press on. We have stories to tell and share.

As writers, it is our duty, privilege AND gift to the world.

Thank you for a wonderful March. We’ll continue unwinding the Madness tomorrow on Dawn’s blog.

March might be over soon, but know that we’re always here to continue #WIPMadness. It never ends, nor would we want it to. 🙂

Whether or not you hear me from your neck of the woods know that I’m always cheering you on.

We are writers.

We write.

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December Goals

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WRITING:

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When my butt wasn’t kicked, I, too, kicked butt when it came to November’s writing challenges. A couple thousand words shy of 75K, the writing continues.

Plenty of writerly activities to keep me busy during the zaniest month of the year. I can already hear those sleigh bells as I draft this post.

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November Goals

WRITING:

Although it was in the final stretch of the month that I learned of the news, I was able to get switched to a more appropriate imprint for November’s Entangled Smackdown over at SavvyAuthors. I’ll be writing this novel for NaNoWriMo, as well. That will be the writing in the ‘fresh words department.’

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