Wednesday, March 6, 2013

March 6, 2013 - Insecure Writer’s Support Group - Final Post, For Now




This will be my last post as part of the IWSG, at least for now. 

With each new month, I have no progress to report on my project.  I am finding that in itself to be counter-productive.

There has been no discernible progress on my WIP, just fits and spurts here and there.

I have not given up on the idea but need to do it on my own terms, which means cubby-holed away from external “noise” and pressures; i.e., distancing myself from so much social media, including this mandatory every first Wednesday blog posting.

In all honesty, since my cancer experience last summer, my creativity has been elusive, my inner “little voice” has been uncharacteristically quiet.  My focus has been more on “real-time” enjoyment – time spent with my husband and dog, my walking routine, listening to music, reading, adjusting to my body’s “new normal,” meditating and, of course, the everyday routines of life.

I’m in a sort of minimalistic phase, reducing clutter in my life.  That has taken the form of everything from cleaning out closets to decreasing the number of blogs on my reading list to bowing out of some social media sites.  There have been simply too many demands on my attention, and I am working to reduce that with hopes that I will have more inner “me” time and that my Muse will once again become a frequent companion whispering in my ear.

At this point, I intend to continue this blog for now with occasional wee stories unrelated to my WIP and other reflections on my path as a writer.

You all are such a wonderful group and I sincerely appreciate your support and kind comments over the past months. 

Thanks for stopping by!


The above bracelet is a Toby and Max creation.


  1. Sometimes just the writing helps to heal. It could be that you came to terms with the cancer and survivorship and that is all you needed.

    If it becomes a more driving force, then you will pick up on your book again. Everything happens in its own time.

    I will stay tuned here, but will also follow you on your other blog.


  2. I understand what you mean. Lately, things have been so noisy in my life that I have been wasting so much time while not really accomplishing anything. So now this month I'm refocusing on my writing, prioritizing it.

    Best of luck with getting that little voice back!

  3. Sorry it's your last post! You could always offer encouragement to others. I won't remove you from the list just yet.


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