March 07, 2013

Time And Tide Wait Not For This One - IWSG

The first Wednesday of every month is officially Insecure Writer’s Support Group day for participating blog owners who may be professional or amateur writers. (All you need is the passion and output, published or not). Started by Alex Cavanaugh the author of the sci-fi space opera CassaStar and sequel CassaFire, it is a means for writers to talk about their fears big and small. It is also an opportunity to connect to other writers who may have conquered these or are sailing in the same insecure boat as you.

My insecurity is a simple one - a race against time that seems to move in just one direction - forward - atleast in our space dimensions. 
There are dozens of stories floating in my head with little time to capture them all. I don't quite know how others manage it, juggling so many different roles in life.

 I work from home, am single with limited social obligations/opportunities, and yet, I can't seem to find time to put together a small book. When I do make time for the stories that my heart longs to reveal, I end up with a blank page.

Do I deserve to be called a creative writer when I have hardly written in the last six months? Poetry has eloped from my mind garden with Dreamer. I see her sometimes, just a wisp of thin air that drifts away when I utter her name.

Is time alone to blame or is there a dark force at work that I am blissfully unaware of?
So many questions and fewer minutes to answer them.


M. J. Joachim said...

You need to get out more. Go to the park. Visit an art exhibit. Take a walk downtown. Engage in the world and release yourself from the stress of not knowing what to write. New scenery and experiences will provide all the words you'll ever need.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

What MJ said! Go find some new inspiration. Jot down ideas when they hit. It will come back to you. I went over six months without writing or any idea at all. And if I managed to write again, so will you.

Annalisa Crawford said...

Yes, I totally agree with MJ and Alex - it sounds like you need to go out and replenish your ideas... (and I might possibly need to take my own advice!)

M Pax said...

Yes, get out to find your inspiration.

Or when I flounder, I use a piece of art and just write whatever pops into my head... no pressure... just write. When I'm stuck, that unsticks me.

Pat Tillett said...

Even the way you write when you're having trouble writing is good. You have a way with words Rek. Stick with it and you will have that breakthrough you want.

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