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Wednesday, May 4, 2022

IWSG: Writing - Highs and Lows

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.

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It's the best of times; it's the worst of times. What are your writer highs (the good times)? And what are your writer lows (the crappy times)?

MY ANSWER - My writing highs are when I feel like I'm in a groove, or the muse is sitting with me, or I'm publishing a piece I am particularly proud of completing. My lows are when life interferes too much, and I lose any passion or time for the craft for a while. Another low is when a particular publisher keeps rejecting me, but publishes work I feel is sub par for their usual standards. It's hard not to be a little bitter about the last one - at least for a little while.

How about you? What are your writer highs (the good times)? And what are your writer lows (the crappy times)?


Natalie Aguirre said...

I haven't really submitted so have not gone through the lows yet of being rejected. But I can totally relate to your other highs and lows.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I know what it's like to lose the passion and it sucks.

Melissa said...

I read books from large pubs that are worse than many indie books. It's sad, especially when you think of all the MSs they probably rejected.

Rebecca M. Douglass said...

I haven't had the submission experiences, but otherwise, you pretty well summed up my highs and lows.