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Insecure Writer's Support Group: I got my eye on you, 2023
August 2 question:
Have you ever written something that afterward you felt conflicted about? If so, did you let it stay how it was, take it out, or rewrite it?
I can’t recall anything. There have been things I’ve written, and afterward, someone brought up a point that made me worry about how others would react to it. I didn’t change it, though.
We are now past July. Over halfway through 2023. I’m not sure how that happened. Things have been a little blurry since my father-in-law passed. Hubby and I survived the heat and humidity of Mississippi and are back in cool Michigan. I’m optimistic for the rest of the year, but the stress of my father-in-law’s death is hovering around, throwing rocks at our heads.
At least, the rocks are smaller. Little pebbles that sting, but they’re getting less disruptive.
Last week, I applied for a part-time job at the high school. I’m hoping to be a lunch lady!
You may be asking what happened to the Salvation Army job. It wasn’t meant to be. They changed a full-time position to part-time which allowed them to hire another part-time cashier, but I was in Mississippi for who knew how long at the time.
But the nice thing about this new job is it’s seasonal. I’d get holidays and weekends off. It wouldn’t interfere with my vendor events. Summer will be open to travel. And write. I have writing friends who are teachers and summer is their writing time.
Writing isn’t going anywhere, but I’m not sure what it will look like unless I get hired and see what my new days will be like.
I’m nervous to see how the rest of 2023 plays out, but I know I’ll manage whatever it throws at me. Writing is going to happen. Knitting will definitely happen. (It’s good stress relief, after all!) If I say I got this, it’ll happen. Fake it until you make it, right?
Today's post was part of the Insecure Writer's Support Group.
Created by the ninja captain, Alex J. Cavanaugh, it's a group for the writers (AKA all of us) struggling with writing insecurity to gather and discuss our fears or to celebrate writing victories. If you are a struggling writer or need encouragement and friendship, join us. (Someone might have cookies!)
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Thank you for your support, and until next time, stay spooked!
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