It's time for another meeting of the Insecure Writer's Support Group! Each month we gather to share our insecurities and to offer support to our fellow writers. Our fearless leader is the enigmatic Ninja Captain Alex J. Cavanaugh. This month I am happy to be one of his co-hosts. The other co-hosts are Donna Hole, Lisa Buie-Collard, and S.L. Hennessy.
Be sure to visit the IWSG website for any additional encouragement you might need.
This month I'm insecure because I haven't written all that much lately. I worry because I know I need to write and write and write if I want to find success. However, my family is always going to be a top priority for me, and that family has needed a lot of extra attention lately. This past weekend, my son Jude spent two days in the hospital. He had the beginnings of pneumonia, but fortunately, we got him in on time so that it was fairly easy to treat. He needed some strong antibiotics, but the whole situation could have been much worse. Nonetheless, I lived in the hospital for those two days, and I can't begin to tell you how relieved Jude and I when we returned home on Monday.
My recent lack of writing is understandable given the circumstances, but now I'm finding it difficult to get back into the swing of things. Jude goes back to school today, and life is falling back into a normal pattern once again. Will inspiration follow, or will it be more difficult to find? Or am I simply being too hard on myself?
Either way, life can be crazy sometimes. I suppose we can only do the best we can with what we have thrown at us.
What is your insecurity this month?