IWSG: Happy July!

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Summer is here and so is IWSG Day! The first Wednesday of the month and the official day for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group to post about what’s going on in our writerly lives.
The optional question of the month for July asks us: What is one valuable lesson you’ve learned since you started writing?
Even though it’s not a lesson per se, the first thing that comes to mind is how many interesting and varied people there are in the writing world. As a  young person, I had a picture in my mind of the writer as serious, intense, brooding and in another world entirely from the one where the rest of us live. I am always fascinated to discover how normal – and how strange – writers can be, the different lives of the people who write, their different styles and ways of going about it. There is no one-size-fits-all. I am especially humbled by the many successful writers who continue to stick around with us “aspiring” writers to give us tips and advice. I am always surprised by how much fun writing can be. Infuriating at times, maybe, but mostly fun.
What about you? If you’re a writer, what valuable lessons have you learned?

5 thoughts on “IWSG: Happy July!

  1. There sure are so many different writers out there. Can’t say I’ve met the stereotypical brooding one yet, maybe because they are too busy brooding? lol

  2. I learned that you have to work on your craft every day even if it’s a little bit. Just keep moving forward. And try to win a contest! That holds a lot of weight as I’ve come to discover.
    Have a great weekend!

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