Wednesday, November 6, 2013

IWSG: Where's the Muse?

Wow, is it really November already? I feel like I just posted my October Insecure Writers' Support Group post. The first Wednesday of the month has arrived. Again. Time is flying too fast.

For more information about IWSG click HERE.

My insecurity this month is about my muse... or lack thereof.
Has my moment of words passed?
Talk about being insecure, right?
Multiple stories swirl in my mind, but to actually complete another book seems like climbing Mt. Everest--minus the frost bit nose and toes falling off. Thank heavens.
I know I will continue writing, but some days, man, it's just tough. Motivation rippled through my body and soul for years, and now... Well, now, where is it?
Perhaps other things are taking precedence, or I just need to give myself a good kick in the butt. Who knows, but I still have my ideas, and maybe I don't need to write them all in a year. I've got time. Time is on my side.
Thanks for letting me vent this insecurity. It has been plaguing me for quite some time now and causes great stress on my brain. No fun at all.
Do you feel this way sometimes? How do you pull yourself out of this awful place?
Writing Jewels


  1. I'm facing a mountain right now as well, so I know how you feel. We just need to decide to climb it.

    1. I'm glad I'm not alone. Thanks for the encouragement.

  2. As funny as it sounds, setting aggressive deadlines for myself really lights a fire under me. Sometimes necessity supercharges the creative juices.

  3. Thankfully kids books I can do fast, I've also been sitting on my hands when it comes to my novel

    1. Kids books are short and sweet. I don't think I could write them, though. I have a difficult time writing short things. Yet, I'm having a difficult time writing something long. haha

  4. Keep Calm and Carry On!
    The word are already there we just need to reach out and find them!

    1. Thanks David. I've just got to reach!

  5. Sometimes the words come fast, sometimes slow. As long as you're writing you're moving forward. Sometimes life comes first and sometimes writing. Never feel guilty. Just do what you need to do.

  6. I'm so insecure in my writing, I can't even join IWSG!

    Actually, I write when I feel like writing. Since I've been writing all my working life, for a living, I'm accustomed to writing. But some days, I just don't feel like it. So I don't. And other days I feel like writing. So I do.

    I just put ideas in a file, and when I feel like writing, I just pull something out (some things actually, then I pick one) and go to it. And since I'm retired and living on my investments (i.e., pension, and social security, and the like), I am pretty free. Unlike you.

    Blessings and Bear hugs, Julia!