Wednesday, July 5, 2017

July IWSG


          Time for another posting with the Insecure Writer’s Support Group, where writers can share their insecurities and encourage one another. IWSG was founded by Alex J. Cavanaugh and we share our posts the first Wednesday of the month.

            How kind of the IWSG to come and celebrate my birthday with me on this day after Independence Day. What’s that you say?...Oh, it’s the first Wednesday of July, I guess you’re not here for my birthday after all, but that’s alright. I’ll keep it short today for those, like myself, who may be still celebrating the holiday. Let's look at July’s question:

What is one valuable lesson you've learned since you started writing?

            Only one valuable lesson? I feel as though I have learned many throughout this writing journey and I have much yet to learn. Something that seems to stick with me is that writing requires endurance. You cannot just sit down and write something great within a few minutes, unless you have immeasurable talent. It takes time and practice and editing. There will be moments of writer’s block, rejection, or lack of focus, but great writers keep striving for the finish. I am currently fighting a short attention span due to some other life issues outside of writing, but I know that when I choose to discipline my time better, I will be able to pick up that pen again. As I said last month, don’t quit!
I hope everyone had a safe and happy 4th!

8 comments:

  1. It's a long race - endurance is important.
    Happy birthday! Enjoy some cake for me.

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  2. Happy birthday! I hope you have a great day! So try about writing taking endurance and I'm sure patience along the way!

    betty

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  3. Writing does take a lot. Endurance is a must.

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!

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  4. Happy Birthday! Endurance is key. Some days I just want a nap.

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  5. Endurance is definitely the key! I wish I had more of it at times :-)

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  6. Endurance is the key and when life is caslmer, you will be able to focus even better

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