Writing Through the Rough Times

It’s the first Wednesday of the month and time for Insecure Writer’s Support Group members to share their monthly posts. If you’d like to learn more (or join) IWSG, please visit the following link: http://www.insecurewriterssupportgroup.com/p/iwsg-sign-up.html

Last month, I didn’t post because I was in the hospital. This month, I’m slowly recovering, and I’m back to blogging once more. Being ill put a kink in my blogging and writing schedules, but despite feeling under the weather for weeks, I’ve managed to complete a rewrite and an initial edit of Unbound (Book 3 in the Spellbringers series). I’ve edited by uploading my book to my Kindle and then letting the text-to-speech feature read the book out loud. So, yeah. I’ve edited while lying down. But at least I’m doing it!

Life will always get in the way of writing. We either learn to write through the rough times, or we give up. That’s basically what it comes down to. There are times we must take a break. There are times it’s impossible to find writing time. But there are other times we have to push through it and get things done.

Over the years, I’ve made dozens of excuses for failing to write. Some of these excuses were valid. Others were just excuses. I’m sure there will be times I’ll have to re-prioritize or push my writing to the back burner. It happens. But one thing I’ve learned over the past month is this: If you want something badly enough, you’ll find a way. It might not be easy, but you can do it.

What problems have interfered with your writing? How do you write through the rough times?

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