IWSG: Quitters

It’s time again for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group! Posts go up the first Wednesday of each month. Read more posts and/or join in here.

Question of the Month: Did you ever say “I quit”? If so, what happened to make you come back to writing?

I’ve quit multiple times. Or tried. Writing is an addiction. Or really, for me it’s a vent, an escape valve for all that builds up inside of me. I keep hoping to be heard—I often feel as though no one is listening when I’m trying to tell them something, that no one cares. Maybe, for me, writing is a semi-permanent thing so that one day someone will read and hear and listen and I’ll no longer be ignored. One day I’ll matter.

6 thoughts on “IWSG: Quitters

  1. That’s why we write. We have something to say and we want to share it. It’s not so much about shouting from the rooftops; it’s more about finding those kindred souls who will read our words and say, “YES! Someone finally gets it!”

    Keep writing!
    Jen

    1. If I can’t or don’t write, I become unbearable. My family will threaten to lock me in my office until I get some words out.

  2. You do matter. It’s hard to get the accolades we might feel we deserve as a mid-list or even lower on the list author, but we have to love what we write. It is an addiction for sure.

  3. There’s no doubt you matter! It’s that all important footprint we’re looking for. So take each day as freshly fallen snow and stomp – or a brand new puddle and jump!

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