Welcome to another month of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group blog hop. I’m a day late (Australian time) due to illness, but better late than never!
Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!
This month the IWSG blog hop is co-hosted by Natalie Aguirre, Joylene Nowell Butler, Chemist Ken, Nancy Gideon, and Cathrina Constantine.
Optional Question: It’s holiday time! Are the holidays a time to catch up or fall back on writer goals?
I can’t wait for the holidays.
I started a new job in August and it took over to such an extent that my writing really fell behind. I’m looking forward to a 10-day break, a reset, and a chance to reevaluate my goals.
Despite not writing a lot in the past four months, I still was lucky enough to have my story ‘Quercus’ published in Luna Station Quarterly this December. A beautiful issue focused around trees, I’d recommend a read to anyone!
I was also able to offer a giveaway for my birthday of several publications from my year-that-was. Some are still up for grabs, so do head over and comment if you would like me to email or post you a copy!
Wishing my readers all the best for the holiday season.
Cover image by Samantha Lee from Luna Station Quarterly Issue 052.
4 thoughts on “Holiday Writing (IWSG Dec)”
Hope your illness goes away soon, this is not the time of the year you want to get sick, trust me.
Congrats on your publication. I hope you enjoy your 10 days off from work.
Congratulations on having your story published. While I do miss the paychecks I got when I was working 60-hour weeks as a home care nurse, I do not miss the stress of that job or the commutes. I was killing myself, possibly literally. My body rebelled and my health went kerflooey. I delivered groceries for a while after that, which ended me up with damage to the median nerve in my left arm. My final job before moving some 125 miles northeast of Denver and going on disability was as a courier for a delivery-only restaurant.
I don’t miss the feeling of being enslaved to a time clock. I am able to center my life around writing and the necessary functions of daily life such as cooking meals, washing dishes, and doing laundry. I’m glad I no longer have to work outside the home, but I sure do wish writing paid better!
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Thank you for sharing your experience – I agree that being a time slave can really suck, and it’s always so nice to be able to plan for only yourself. I’m glad you moved away from the stress and pain-causing to something better! ^_^