Wednesday, April 4, 2018 | By: Angela Brown

IWSG and Rainy Days

First Wednesday of the month is IWSG posting time. I don't post as often as I did when I first started. I was quite the busy beaver in my early blogging heyday. Yet, I try my best to participate in the monthly IWSG.

This group has been a source of inspiration and motivation, and such a helpful support group when I believed I was dealing with something that no one else could understand. Because when I would hop around from blog to blog, I'd find out that in my good times and my bad...I wasn't the only one.

So be sure to click here and visit other blogs. See what they have to share. Perhaps they are posting about the optional question: When your writing life is a bit cloudy or filled with rain, what do you do to dig down and keep on writing?

Honestly, there have been days that weren't so much rainy. They were filled with rolling thunder so loud it shook the foundation of my writing life. Lightning crackled across a roiling cloud-heavy sky and struck me to my core. The rain fell with such might, crashing into the ground so hard and fast it bounced back up into the air creating the illusion of soaked grasses and streets sending rain upwards in reverse.

When those days happened, writing took a backseat to survivng daily struggles and making time for my daughter... for making time to take care of me.
The struggle gets SOOO real sometimes : ( (credit: Thinkstock.com)

But writing didn't go away.

I read, both fiction and some craft titles, keeping my love of words ever in the forefront of my mind. Maybe writing is in my DNA. Or maybe I'm like Linus from the Peanuts Gang, inseperable from his blanket as I am from writing.

What about you, what do you do when the clouds ands rains invade your serene writing space?

19 comments:

Elizabeth Seckman said...

The other day, I was thinking about how long I have been writing, but then I thought of all the long pauses I've had to take for life crises and I felt less like a sluggish loser. Life and family come first, sometimes at the the price of the pursuit of dreams.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

If you don't take care of you and your daughter, the writing won't matter anyway, right?

Rhonda Gilmour said...

I've found writing to be a comforting blanket indeed when trouble strikes. May your skies clear soon.

Mark Noce said...

Great line about Linus. I think you do have writing in your DNA:)

Gwen Gardner said...

Life sometimes comes crashing down in a torrent. Just wrap that fuzzy blanket tighter around you and Chipmunk and weather the storm. You got this.

Maria Zannini said...

re: making time to take care of me.

That's self preservation. Like you, if I'm caught in a storm, I hunker down and take care of me and mine first.

Angela Brown said...

Elizabeth, 100% with you that family comes first.

Angela Brown said...

Too true, Alex.

Angela Brown said...

Thank you, Rhonda :-)

Angela Brown said...

It must be, Mark. Even when things are on pause, writing is ever present with ideas and plot thoughts :-)

Angela Brown said...

Thank you, Gwen 🤗

Angela Brown said...

It has taken time to learn I have to take care of me, and I am trying to do better with each passing day.

Natalie Aguirre said...

Can totally relate to this because I have similar struggles. And it does help to know that you're not the only one experiencing them.

Toi Thomas said...

I love the dog picture. Yes, even if writing is a part of who you are, be sure to take care of yourself and your daughter. let writing be a way to express your highs and lows and survive in the best way you know how. Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts.

Angela Brown said...

Yes, Natalie. That is one of the many things that makes IWSG so special.

Angela Brown said...

Thank you, Toi. I always enjoy sharing during IWSG.

Christine Rains said...

I would love if someone found a writer gene in DNA! :) I can empathize with that dog too. We must keep pushing onward!

Arlee Bird said...

Nice 4th paragraph! I'm not quite as enthusiastic about blogging as I was in the beginning of my blogging career, but I still see some potential in blogging.

Arlee Bird
Tossing It Out

Ellie Garratt said...

Writing is the perfect comfort blanket and shelter from bad weather. And like Alex said, what matters above all is your daughter. She’ll always come first.

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