Yesterday was another Insecure Writer's Support Group hosted by Alex J. Cavanaugh.
Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!
I am posting late for IWSG, and that really describes how my writing and blogging have been going recently. A few weeks ago, my back went out, and I spent a week lying on the floor to help my back heal and feel better. This made it really difficult to use a computer, so I allowed my writing and blogging to fall to the side.
This wouldn't worry me if it had been a temporary change, but I have been neglecting my writing for at least three weeks now. This year I had been working so hard to post on my blogs regularly and finish my manuscript, and I just let it all fall apart. It was easier to continue not writing than to find the motivation to start again. I even ignored social media for a week!
Finally, last night I opened my manuscript and started writing again. I wrote over 600 words. Today I updated all my blogs. I feel my motivation coming back. I even checked out a book about poetry writing. I used to write a lot of poetry in high school and recently I have been thinking about trying it again. It feels good to be back, and I hope I don't falter again.