Today’s post is part of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group, a blog hop where insecure writers like myself can share our worries and offer advice and encouragement. Click here to find out more about IWSG and see a list of participating blogs.
Over the last few months of Insecure Writer’s Support Group posts, I’ve been telling you that I’m struggling with certain real life problems (without going into any specific personal details, of course, because this is still the Internet).
In January’s post, my muse came up with an interesting solution to this: use writing as an excuse to just not deal with real life stuff. And that worked, sort of, for a while. But you know how real life problems are. They don’t just wander off and bother somebody else when you ignore them. They nag you… and nag you. And in turn, that makes writing harder.
After March’s post, I started doing better, thanks in large part to all the encouragement I got from IWSG members and all my regular readers. By April, I was starting to worry less about real life and more about writing, and for the first time since I’ve known her, my muse had something insightful to say about the business side of writing (and also art) rather than just about the craft of writing itself.
So now it’s the beginning of May. I suppose I could tell you how I’m doing right now, how well writing is going, and how optimistic I feel. But you know what? I think I’ll just let this drawing speak for itself.
Not my finest work of art, I admit, but that may have been the most satisfying, most therapeutic drawing I’ve ever done.