Hello, friends! Welcome to this month’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 life, click here to learn more about this amazingly supportive group!
Last month, there was a family emergency. What happened was… well, wait. How personal do I want to get in this blog post?
Bad stuff happened. Like, really bad stuff. And I’ve been dealing with the fallout as best I can ever since. Finding time to write has been… difficult. If there was ever going to be a moment when I would give up on my writing dreams, this was the moment.
But there’s one thing that’s true about my whole family: we are stubborn. That’s not necessarily a good thing. For example, it is not a good thing to be stubborn about medical stuff. Seriously, if you’re feeling sick, do not try “toughing it out.” Go see a doctor before you end up putting yourself in the hecking hospital!
Oh, whoops… (quickly turns the T.M.I. dial back down to zero).
Anyway, at this point the situation with my family is more or less under control. Important decisions still need to be made, certain things cannot go back to the way they were before, et cetera, et cetera. But the situation is more or less under control. My plan now is to ease myself, slowly and gradually, back into my writing routine. Because while life may have postponed my writing for a month, I am too stubborn to give up on my writing dreams entirely.
P.S.: And if you’re a stubborn person too, good! I commend you for your stubbornness, just so long as you’re being stubborn about the right things.