Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Insecure Writer's Support Group - July edition
This is my first month participating in the Insecure Writer's Support Group, and I'm pretty excited. Thanks to Deniz Bevan for the link!
Today I'm going to talk about writer's guilt. Maybe I'm the only one who does this (thank you, Catholic school), but when I don't get to write every day I feel guilty, like I'm letting down my WIP. For the past several days, I haven't been able to write as much as I would like. I'm getting antsy, but it's looking like I won't be able to sit down and really focus until this weekend.
I know it's important to rest and recharge every so often, but sometimes it's hard to do that without feeling like I'm slacking. I really want to be able to write for a living, and I know I have to pay my dues first. At the same time, I know that breaks are not bad things, because otherwise, my brain turns to mush and I can't write anything at all. I just need to get to a place where I don't beat myself up over resting.
Does anyone else feel this way? Did you ever feel this way? Any hints or tips on how you are getting through it/have dealt with it before? Please share in the comments!