I seriously can’t believe it’s November already. After this, one more month to go before 2017. Time is flying for me this year. Writing wise, I have to be honest, I’ve been pretty down but I always get gloomy-feeling in Fall so I’m used to it, and this too shall pass. My traditional fall humdrums are kind of funny viewed from a distance, this feeling like everything is so dark and so terrible and that will never change. Now that I’m older I can laugh at myself and think you feel that way every year!
The question for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group this month is, what do you like most about being a writer? And that’s an easy one for me. I love creativity. I love making new worlds. Actually that would be the main reason I write, to get something new out of my system and onto paper. There is no feeling quite like it.
Hope you’re having a great November wherever you are. What’s something that brings you special joy and clarity? Are there things you can laugh about when you really need it?
Happy IWSG Day!
7 thoughts on “IWSG: November is Here!”
Hello from a fellow older writer. Yup, the November blues no longer trouble me much. I guess age gives us perspective and, perhaps, a sense of humor. Wishing you happy writing in November.
I have a close friend that goes through those doldrums every July. She can almost plan the day, the hour that everything will suddenly seem pointless and futile. Knowing it is coming (and that it has an end) helps her prepare, but never avoid the down slide.
For me, music is salvation. I don’t think of it as a simple joy, but one that always, and I mean always delivers.
I, too, love the process of creating new worlds. I help to keep myself for what passes for sane in my world. Sorry to hear that the autumn season is a downer for you – I love fall and am always energized by the crisp air, the crunchy leaves, and the darker days. I’m sure it’s something in my troubled psyche!
=D Yeah, I dunno. I’m not sure if it’s seasonal affective disorder or what but it’s almost like clockwork. In theory I love fall, it’s just some stupid switch in my brain that is like Winter Is Coming. If you have a blog I’d like to visit you back!
Oh, yes. I get a little down if I haven’t been able to create something for a while. Enjoy all the words, and worlds, that you create.
IWSG co-host Mary at Play off the Page
I like the fall with all the color and cool weather. I will miss my kayak when I have to put it in the basement. Being out on the waves is so peaceful.
I believe we’re born to create. It’s in our DNA. It’s a primal need. It’s a boon to the soul-weary.
So for fall, maybe you just need to come to Florida, eh? Enjoy the extra sunshine and warmth a little longer.