IWSG: Stick-With-It-Ness


Here’s my monthly post for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group, where the first Wednesday of every month we get together to share our concerns and support one another in this ongoing writing journey.

This month, I feel like – well, there’s nothing astounding to report again. Making tiny amounts of money from writing, not enough to live on. Doing lots of edits. Living life.

But here’s what I can say: I’m still here. I haven’t given up yet! And then I thought, I like the phrase stick-with-it-ness, one of those fun phrases people use now and again when we need to grin with our gritted teeth. Here’s to plain old determination – and you know what else? I love language. I love how language works and I love the fun, crazy, awesome things we do with it.

And that’s why I’m a writer. Because I love language and literature and human speech. Sometimes, I need to remember that too.

How about you? Any news to report? (Including the news that you’re still plugging on? That definitely counts!)

Looking forward to the monthly pick me up.

10 thoughts on “IWSG: Stick-With-It-Ness

  1. Keep writing, editing, and polishing; eventually you will get there! You’re a lot like me in the sense that I never give up – even when the desire to do so is overwhelming. STICK-WITH-IT! 🙂 Enjoy the rest of your IWSG day. Hugs. Eva

  2. I love ‘stickwithitness’! Must get onto Oxford to rewrite their dictionary. If ‘twirking’ can find its way into it, then stickwithitness can also! 🙂 Wishing you continued stickwithitness and lots of fun with your WIPs. Have a lovely weekend.

  3. I’m still plugging away. Glad you are too. Sticking with it is half the secret. At some point you look around and see many people have fallen away. That’s what I’ve read at least and it makes sense.

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