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Wednesday, May 2, 2018

IWSG: Spring Inspiration

It’s time for another group posting of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group! founded by Alex J. Cavanaugh. Time to release our fears to the world – or offer encouragement to those who are feeling neurotic. If you’d like to join us, click on the tab above and sign up. We post the first Wednesday of every month. Your words might be the encouragement someone needs. You can also join us on twitter using the hashtag #IWSG, or on the Facebook page.

Now, IWSG hosts have changed up the format in an effort to make it more fun and interactive.Every month, they will announce a question that members can answer in their IWSG Day post. These questions may prompt you to share advice, insight, a personal experience or story. Include your answer to the question in your IWSG post or let it inspire your post if you are struggling with something to say. 

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MAY QUESTION: It's spring! Does this season inspire you to write more than others, or not?

MY ANSWER: Yes, and no. I have SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) so the fact that we are finally getting more sunshine is a huge boost to my energy level, and subsequently my motivation to write. However, I also have seasonal allergies so I spend a lot of this time of year itchy, sneezy, and somewhat miserable. At times, the severity of my reaction to mother nature has sent me to bed heavily drugged, dizzy, and extremely ill. So, while I thrive on the return of sunnier days and beautiful blooms, sinus issues can often interfere with productivity. 

How about you? Does Spring inspire you to create more frequently?


Ronel Janse van Vuuren said...

I hear you about the seasonal allergies. I love spring, but I could do without all the sneezing and headaches. Luckily I'm firmly in autumn now.

Ronel visiting on Insecure Writer's Support Group day: Autumn Decisions

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I can relate to the allergies. One more reason to stay indoors and write.

Cathy said...

So sorry to hear you suffer so much from seasonal allergies. That cannot be pleasant. We'll hope that this year is a mild allergy year for you, and that you'll be able to get lots of writing done.

Chrys Fey said...

Sorry to hear about your allergies. :( I hope you don't have as much trouble this season. Fingers crossed.

Crystal Collier said...

I totally hear you, on all fronts. We live in Florida so I get plenty of sun, but I also deal with allergies all year round. It was so bad at one point that I was pretty much bedridden. After immunotherapy shots, followed by a consistent treatment with essential oils, I've found a balance where I'm rarely super miserable. Sometimes I wonder how I'd function in other climates though.

Anstice Brown said...

I have SAD as well so the spring and summer definitely give me more energy and motivation to get stuff done. Sorry about your allergies though. My husband has bad hayfever and the drugs don't seem to work well on him, he permanently looks like he's crying all summer long.