Wednesday, December 2, 2020

The Insecure Writer's Support Group: December 2020

 



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 Alex J. Cavanaugh has assembled another wonderful cohort of co-hosts for this month: Pat Garcia, Sylvia Ney, Liesbet @ Roaming About, Cathrina Constantine, and Natalie Aguirre.

Be sure to check out the IWSG website for great writerly resources!

The optional question for this month is: Are there months or times of the year that you are more productive with your writing than other months, and why?

Having kids in the house plays a large role in how much writing I get done at any given time. During the summer months, when all of the kids are out of school and home all the time, it's harder to focus on writing. I still manage to carve out times to write, but the opportunities are less abundant.

2020 started out productive for me, but when the schools shut down in March due to Covid, that made things a bit more difficult. I had to switch gears to help keep their learning on track at home, as well as mediate arguments between my restless children. This cut into my writing time as well. Lack of inspiration during this time also didn't help. The upheaval in normal life took its toll in multiple ways. It hasn't been easy recovering from that.

Still, I'm hoping the first half of 2021 will be a productive time for me as a writer.

Are there times of the year when you're a more productive writer?

9 comments:

  1. Kids are why it took 7 years for me to complete my first book. That was 11 grandchildren ago. LOL. Now I have no excuses.

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  2. Switching gears and rolling with the punches is all we can do. I've also hit a roadblock...a couple...from normal life that has impacted my writing on a few projects. I hope 2021 is better for both of us. (All of us.)

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  3. Hopefully they are all back in school next year, for your sake and theirs.

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  4. I don't know how anyone with kids stuck at home is getting a thing done this year.

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  5. This year definitely threw everyone off a bit. Hopefully next year will be better.

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  6. Hopefully, next year will be better. Not the winter, but maybe by spring or summer, the Covid would finally wind down.

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  7. I can imagine how your kids being home because of Covid put a wrench in your productivity. I really hope 2021 is calmer and the world is in a better state.

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  8. Have the same issue. When the kids are home, finding writing time is harder. Usually took advantage of having the kids visiting with their grandmother and aunts and uncles over the summer. While away and taking a blogging break at the same time, would use the time to up my productivity and write. Because of Covid, that didn't happen. Sigh.
    But my best writing and productivity time is night time. When they're in bed.

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