Okay, I’m late getting my Insecure Writer’s Support Group post done this month and in my defense, well, I’ve been struggling with what to say. I realized I keep wanting to have some awesome news to report, and there’s none. So I’m still writing, still struggling with the freelancing thing, with depressing rejections for writing which isn’t even fiction but the kind of cheap copy one writes to pay the bills.
I’ve decided to participate in NaNoWriMo this year, mostly because it’s a reason to get out of the house more (the only thing about writing full-time is it’s easy to get into this little bubble and only leave on weekends and for special events).
That’s all I really have to say this month. I have to be honest, I’m kind of on the verge of giving up and saying – you know what? – I need a real job with health insurance that gets given to me as part of the job, taxes that get taken out as part of the job, and more reliable money to boot.
Deep breath. This too shall pass.
How was your month so far? Happy November and Happy IWSG Day!
10 thoughts on “IWSG: Another November, Another 1st Wednesday!”
Hi Anne, thanks for stopping by on my blog. Those moments suck don’t they? Well done for toughing it out. I hope nano gives you a boost.
Oh, I don’t know. Some, and I mean most, do both. 🙂
Anna from Elements of Writing
I appreciate your honesty. We all have those down times…hang in there, and good luck with NaNo!
Yes, it shall pass. Hang in there. It is definitely a tough road. Good luck with NaNoWriMo. I’m doing NaNo2ndDrafto this month (and until completion), which is my made up acronym for working on the second draft of my novel. Hugs.
Hang in there, Anne. Many people have been in the same place. Good luck with NaNo.
Diane IWSG #92
Can’t give up on writing entirely. Good luck this month.
With a daughter as a freshman in high school already talking about college, I’m on the might-go-back-to-work-full-time mindset as well. I don’t think I’d have the energy to write at the same time. Full time IT in retail sucked the life out of me. Maybe I need to find a different market. It’s a tough decision indeed.
Love your sincerity. ❤
Hang in there…
I think you NaNoers are brave!
I’m sorry! I take you and your laptop go elsewhere to work on NaNo? That will probably be good for you to get out.
Sorry things have got you down, but don’t give up! Even if you do get a “real” job, you can still keep writing. Good luck with NaNo!