Wednesday, May 6, 2020

#IWSG Just keep swimming

Hello and welcome to another session of As the Writer Turns! Kidding-- it's Insecure Writer's Support Group day!
This is a group of writers from across the land who join in to share hopes, dreams, fears, and secrets ;). Join us!

I'm not going to lie, the world is a strange and dangerous place right now. I personally prefer my strange danger to keep to my books--those I write and those I read. I'm not a fan of it coming into the real world like this. That being said, one thing has remained constant-- keeping the writing going is always a struggle.

Even in "good times" it's not easy to keep writing. I can't speak for all writers, but I don't just slap myself into a chair and crank out words. Words and ideas can be quite sneaky and difficult to control and maintain. So, that hasn't changed. :)

I've found for myself that being able to switch gears helps. I currently have two new projects going on, a book in edits, and two new series in "thinking about" stages. 

And it works.

Now, my writing isn't fast right now, not even my normal speed--but I am getting things done. When I get stuck in one project, I switch to another. Having a lot of creative things in my head seems to keep the fires burning.  To be fair, I've apparently got a weird mind (or so they keep saying ;)). But you might try multi working to keep forward momentum. 

Now, this isn't the "OOOOO! Start a new project and abandon the other one!" These all get done. But having options puts less pressure on me right now, and that's a good thing.

Gotta keep swimming (writing).

Have a great IWSG day!