It's the first Wednesday of the month, and that means it's time for another meeting of The Insecure Writer's Support Group. Our leader is the great Alex J. Cavanaugh. This month's minion helpers are J.H. Moncrieff, Madeline Mora-Summonte, Jen Chandler, Megan Morgan, and Heather Gardner.
Be sure to check out the IWSG website!
This month's question is: Did you ever say "I quit"? If so, what made you come back to writing?
I've never considered quitting writing entirely. There have been days when I've been beyond frustrated and wanted to quit specific projects. Sometimes I've even come to the conclusion that giving up on a project is the best course of action. And there have been times when I've told myself "I should stop submitting my stories. If they're getting rejected so often, why do I even bother?" Fortunately, I never followed through with this thought. I keep going because I've heard successful writers talk about all the rejections they accumulated before making it. Persistence may indeed pay off.
And why do I keep writing even when I feel frustrated? I love it. It's that simple. Even if I never got anything published, I know I would still write. It's too much a part of who I am to ever give it up.
Have you ever been tempted to quit writing? What keeps you going?