IWSG: November 2019

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.

What am I insecure about these days? Everything. I haven’t done much writing this year, and it’s the first year since 2015 that I haven’t published anything either. My sales and page reads have plummeted. I just can’t seem to get up any kind of motivation or interest. I’m plenty busy with other things in my life, and I just don’t know if or when I’ll get back to writing.

Question of the Month: What is the weirdest thing you’ve Googled when researching a novel?

I really don’t know. Probably something to do with death or bodily injury? Also a lot of little historical details, like about gloves in Regency England. I have so many bookmarks for those things!

7 thoughts on “IWSG: November 2019”

  1. I agree with Alex. It will pass. I’m back editing again when a few months ago, I was sure I was done. One day at a time. Keep moving forward!

  2. I think many writers go through the drought which is part of this crazy, rollercoaster journey.
    I haven’t published a book… yet.
    However, I’m trying to build a rhythm by participating in a 100words100days challenge. The goal is to write at least 100 words, for 100 days – non-stop.

  3. I went through a drought myself. My mother got sick and passed away and like you, I was plenty busy, but not doing any writing. Then I just didn’t feel like it. But once a writer, always a writer, I believe. Eventually, I missed it and came back. It feels a bit like starting over, but it beats giving up.

  4. Perhaps every writer faces a time when words do not come easily. I’ve printed out an article by Denise D. Young, “The Importance of the Pause: Failure, Patience, and Persistence in the Writer’s Journey” (see link below). I do reread this occasionally now. Once, this article made all the difference in my continuing to write. May the coming month be good to you!


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