INSECURE WRITER’S SUPPORT GROUP
Writer’s supporting, encouraging and learning from each other. Post on your own blog about your struggles, your triumphs, and your successes. Talk about your works in progress the good, the bad and the ugly or some other writing relating topic on your mind. Read others, interact, comment, and grow within this wonderful author community. Every month there is an optional question for those who may need help figuring out what to post about.
As you look back on 2017, with all its successes/failures, if you could backtrack, what would you do differently?
Narrow focus – Work on one project at a time until finished. If stuck, switch to another and stick with it until finished repeating until one or the other is finished. Allowing only two projects at any given time when my Muse needs a change or distraction to rest (time to regroup) when I have plotted myself into hole or life has stolen my words.
Fear. To do, Not to do, fail or succeed, can I or will I? – all of it. Paralyzes. I keep walking into its trap and allowing it to keep me from doing what I know needs to be done, has to be done to achieve my goals and dreams. I am learning all the time. Educating myself reading, attending online workshops, webinars and bought a few courses over the last 6 years.
I see small movements forward. My website. My short stories and flash fiction although I have not progressed to the point that I am sending it out and being paid for it.
I started NaNo this year but life stepped in and I dropped it 2nd week in. I wrote just a little over 2500 words. This one does not bother me, because I have yet, since 2013 — writing as hard as I can — made the November 50000 words in 30 days. Once I do that I have a feeling it will bother me because I know I can do it.
However, I am not my own hero as I have failed to rescue myself in 2017 stopping the loss and lifting self above survival/poverty mode and using my writing skills and/ or non-writing-other life skills to do it. I have had the time yet little has changed to make a real difference in my situation except for a few micro-moments. Life has hit another crisis point and I’m at loss about what to do about it or change things in the needs of “right now”. All prayers appreciated as I try to figure it all out sooner than later.
My emotional turmoil hinders my ability to see clearly and evaluate in order to see the best solutions, fixes, changes, and choices to improve and heal the situation. The isolation does not help. I need to channel that emotion into unwavering determination-relentless focus- instead of paralyzing fear and self-disappointment and recriminations.
Isolation. My world has grown smaller due to sudden unexpected and unplanned life changes with extenuating life situations, financials, and happenings, which I won’t explain, as I hate giving any of it the time of day for thought or voice.
Law of Growth –Whatever we think about grows. What we forget atrophies. STOP THINKING ABOUT IT, DANG IT! Let it go!
Sometimes a person just needs to give voice to a problem they can’t shake, put it out into the world, so they can let it go or at least move or see past it to find real solutions.
(7 Great Mental Laws–Lots of common sense of basic principals that involve cause and effect)
“You are today where your thoughts have brought you. You will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you.” – James Allen
My thoughts, my actions-choices need to change again. It is a continual growing and updating process of trial and error it seems. This is an ongoing situation with sporadic declines and occasional ups since the end of December 2013 until the present day. I am tired, so tired. Four years of crisis with ups and downs is wearing on me. I have never felt so alone or lost but again that is perception more than reality probably — as my logic pipes up. Dramatic much? LOL
Gets harder not to think about it in the middle of living it, but I am trying. I don’t know what comes next, how or actions to take to make a real difference. I’m just tired. For some reason, this holiday season “feels” harder than the previous holidays. It is hard when you want to go home and you realize it is no longer there even if you could go.
“I will persist until I succeed.” Og Mandino-The Greatest Salesman That Ever Lived.
“The future is inevitable and precise, but it may not occur. GOD LURKS IN THE GAPS.” — Jorge Luis Borges
Mike Murdock said, “The secret of your future is hidden in your daily routine.”
Aristotle said, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”
“ Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition” ~Steve Jobs
“It is well, however, to remember that while every effect is the result of a cause, the effect, in turn, becomes a cause, which creates other effects, which in turn create still other causes; so that when you put the law of attraction into operation you must remember that you are starting a train of causation for good or otherwise which may have endless possibilities.” ~MKE PART 11 intro Haanel
“Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent. ” Marilyn vos Savant
NOVEMBER SPOTLIGHTS WERE…
PS: Published a day early as I am having problems with scheduler not always working in WP since I switch to this new theme.