When to Quit, an IWSG Post


It's the first Wednesday of the month, which means it's IWSG posting day! As members. we all know what the IWSG is, but after a weekend at the WV Book Festival, I met a few writers, especially newbies, who had never heard of the IWSG. 

So, what is it? It's part online support group where writers can share worries, fears, stresses that lead to writer insecurity.
But it's much more than the monthly posts. The IWSG is a Writer's Digest best spot for writers because it's not just mutual blog support. The IWSG site is packed with advice and information for maneuvering the writing world. 

Now, for this month's insecurities! 

While at the book fest, the topic of when to quit writing came up. Personally, I'm in the never-quit camp, but the writer life can be daunting. It's a lot of work and it's not very often that it pays off in any big way. That can make a writer start to question whether or not the time and energy devoted to the craft is even worth it. The problem is we start to measure the value of stories in dollar and cents and forget to count what it does for the spirit. We forget that most of us have been writing forever and even if we walk away from publishing and marketing, we will never be truly happy if we try to walk away from words. 

Speaking of writing for free. I'm writing a story to share on Wattpad (Read it HERE) . It's a freebie read...a story thank you for the readers who matter so much more than dollars and cents. 

OPTIONAL IWSG Day Question: How has your creativity in life evolved since you began writing? It was the pairing of writing and mom-life that prompted Tara Tyler and I to start our Really Real Housewives blog. It's our spot to share non-writer, creative ideas for real life.
Thanks to Alex and this months' Co-Hosts:  Ellen @ The Cynical Sailor, Ann V. Friend, JQ Rose, and Elizabeth Seckman (that's me!)



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