#IWSG: Fun and Frustration

Hello, friends!  Welcome to this month’s meeting of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group, a blog hop created by Alex J. Cavanaugh and cohosted this month by Joylene Nowell Butler, Ronel Janse van Vuuren, Meka James, Victoria Marie Lees, and M Louise Barbour.  To learn more about this amazingly supportive group and to see a list of participating blogs, click here.

I’m sorry, I’m feeling a little burned out after the A to Z Challenge, and I don’t have much to say for this month’s IWSG posting.  Fortunately, my muse has offered to write this blog post for me.  She has something to say, and maybe it’s something your muse would like to hear.

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My writer loves writing, but he also hates it sometimes.  He doesn’t like to admit that, which is probably why he lets me talk about this on his behalf.  There are days when writing is fast and easy and fun, but there are also days when writing gets slow, tedious, and frustrating.

My writer just finished the A to Z Challenge.  Overall, he enjoyed the experience, but there were a few days when things got frustrating, especially toward the end of the challenge.  Frustrating enough that he wanted to give up, not just on the challenge itself but on blogging and writing in general.  Don’t worry, he’s okay now.  Every writer struggles sometimes with these “I want to give up” feelings.

Writing can’t always be fun.  It can’t always be easy.  Our job, as muses, is to be there for our writers both on the fun days and the days of frustration.  Those frustrating days are always a temporary problem, but if your writer can get through the frustrating parts, the joy and the pleasure of writing will return.

20 thoughts on “#IWSG: Fun and Frustration

  1. I’ve considered giving up blogging at several points over the years, but have always come around to the realization that there’s no reason to burn that bridge, to lock in what might only need to be a temporary break.

    I’d be pretty sad to see you quit, and relieved that you’re feeling better about it now.

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    1. That’s my attitude, too. There are days when I want to give up, but even if I did, I know I’d be back sooner or later. It’s too much a part of who I am.


  2. I think about giving up blogging, but never seriously consider giving up writing. Blogging sometimes just feels like a distraction from the real thing, but giving that up would mean giving up the connections to other writers it’s brought me, that that’s not a price I want to pay.

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    1. Same. Those connections are really important. I wouldn’t want to give that up just because I had a few rough days.

      I sometimes have to remind myself that blogging is “real writing.” It’s different than the other kinds of writing I do, but that doesn’t make it less important.


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