IWSG Day & Positivity

Happy IWSG Day! It’s another first Wednesday of the month and we’re together again. Bloghopping and giving each other support as we write stories only we can tell. Thanks for bringing this writing community together goes to ninja extraordinaire Alex Cavanaugh.

The awesome co-hosts for the July 7th posting of the IWSG are:  Pat Garcia, Victoria Marie Lees, Chemist Ken and Louise – Fundy Blue!

Interested in joining us? Click on the badge above. Our Twitter hashtag and handle are #IWSG and @TheIWSG.

So what’s going on with me this month?

First, I returned home from a wedding a few days ago. Congrats to the newlyweds!

And though I had fun, I’m so glad to be in my own bed again.

Second, I actually thought yesterday was IWSG day. And was actually considering not posting anything. It would’ve been the first time I’d miss IWSG day since…I can’t think of a time when I missed the blog hop.

Anyways, I’ve signed up to do July Camp NaNoWriMo. Knock on wood. The last two times I tried to do a camp suffered through some tech issues. So hoping the third time’s the charm. Must stay positive. Though I’ll be cutting a lot of words, I’ve set my goal to 10,000 words. Starting a week late which gives me a daily word count goal of 416 words.

So I will take things a day at a time. And try to remember it’s okay if it’s not perfect or if it sucks. If I get stuck, make a note of it and move to another scene. Basically, to stay positive. Because as C.J. Cherryh said, “It’s okay to write garbage–as long as you edit brilliantly.”

July 7 question – What would make you quit writing?

That’s a tough one. If you look back at my writing history, one can conclude that I’ve quit writing before. Especially when the negative opinions of others pierced my thin skin. Yet, the definition of quit is to leave a job or a place or to stop doing something, usually permanently. True, a teacher’s comment to my dream of becoming a published author as nothing but a hobby threw me off my path. But I still didn’t give it up completely. Which is why when I went to college I majored in Mass Communication. With the purpose of becoming a magazine writer. Then there was that one creative writing elective class and I was back on track again. Then adulting took me off that path again. Until several years ago when I started pursuing my writing dreams again. Although I’d veered away from my dream and given up writing, I’ve never quit it completely. And not too sure I ever will.

What’s going on with you this month? How do you stay positive with your writing? What would make you quit writing?


    • Thanks. When I came across it I knew I had to remember this quote. To help me keep writing word, after word, after word even if I feel they’re garbage.
      Will do my best at Camp NaNo.


  1. Congrats for setting goals for Camp Nano. I’m in too. It’s Day 9 and we’re still on track, right? Drafting. Revising. Somehow trying to not pay attention to that ‘dark thumb of fate’! I especially appreciate setting my own writing goals — and affirming with each written word, I am a writer. Does it matter if ‘real life’ requires us to write ‘between’ sometimes? Let’s persevere!

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