Hello, friends!  Welcome to July’s meeting of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group.  If you’re a writer and if you feel in any way insecure about your writing, then click here to learn more about this amazingly supportive group!

Dear Muse,

I’m sorry.  These last few weeks, I haven’t been doing much writing.  I haven’t been doing much drawing either.  I’ve fallen behind schedule on so many of the creative projects you wanted me to work on, and for that I owe you an apology.

Some big changes are happening in my life right now.  Good changes.  The biggest and most obvious change is, of course, that my first book is out.  I’m a published author now, and I’ve had my first taste of that sweet, sweet writing income!

But any kind of change, even the good kind of change, can be confusing and disruptive, at least at first.  I’m saying this not as an excuse but as an explanation.  I neglected my work.  I skipped drawing sessions and writing sessions.  You kept trying to give me ideas, and I kept finding other things to do instead of writing or drawing. There’s no excuse for that.

I understand if you’re mad.  I understand if you don’t want to talk to me right now since, from your perspective, it seems like I’ve stopped listening to you.  But I promise I am listening.  Things are starting to settle down in my life again.  In some ways, things will be better than they ever were before… for both of us!

So dear muse, I’m eager to get back to writing, and I’m eager to get back to drawing.  And if your you’re willing to forgive me, I would really appreciate your help.

Sincerely yours,
Your Writer.

12 responses »

  1. You made a mistake in that last paragraph. You said “your” when you meant “you’re.”

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  2. ChrysFey says:

    Yes, any kind of change can disrupt creativity. The important thing is that we understand that and know that we’ll be back to creating again when it’s time. 😉

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  3. jennienzor says:

    I enjoyed reading your letter to your muse. LOL. I’ve found that life–good or bad–can really disrupt my writing as well. Congrats on your book’s release! Enjoy this moment!

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  4. chemistken says:

    Ah, she’ll get over it.Basking in the glow of your first book is worth it. Now she’ll have to outdo herself and make the next book even better.

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  5. Toi Thomas says:

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.
    I love this letter. It paints a clear picture of the ebb and flow of creativity. It’s so easy to get distracted, but as long as we catch it, we can work our way back, somehow. Congratulations on your book. Best of luck getting back into the grove.

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  6. ahtdoucette says:

    LOL. I love this. I’m sure your Muse understands. Writing and publishing can lead (for me) to a kind of post-partum. Not having ever been pregnant OR a mother, I assume it goes something like that. It’s like – oh my baby is out there. Not mine anymore. Anything could happen. Thanks for taking the time to write this. I read your cyborg mystery story on Amazon Kindle Unlimited. Very interesting twist ending. I feel like there’s more to this world and the love story, maybe the seeds of time travel rebellion? Have a great July!

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    • J.S. Pailly says:

      Thanks, same to you! And thanks for reading! My editor actually warned me I’d go through some post-partum depression after the book came out. Maybe that is what I’ve been feeling, or maybe it’s part of what I’ve been feeling.

      And yes, more Tomorrow News Network is on the way. Just have to grab my muse and get back to writing it!

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