Insecure Writer's Support Group: TAKE THE BREAK

Happy April, everyone!

Some people are participating in Poetry-A-Day. Others are diving into A-to-Z. Have fun! My sanity has once again prevailed, and I'm doing neither.

But today is the first Wednesday of the month, and that means it's time for the Insecure Writer's Support Group. Please visit the site and the site of our founder, Alex J. Cavanaugh to join us, visit this month's co-hosts, and to meet some new faces.

This month's question is as follows: When your writing life is a bit cloudy or filled with rain, what do you do to dig down and keep on writing?

Hm...this implies that you have to try to keep on writing during those days. I don't buy into the "if you don't write every day you're not a writer" ideology, so if you're in a rut, it's okay. I take that time to dive into reading, do another hobby that isn't reading or writing, so just *gasp* vegging out. Let your head clear. If you have a dire, burning need to write in that time, then by all means do it, but don't feel like you absolutely have to if you just...can't. *shrug*

See you around the blogosphere.


  1. Sometimes a break is the best thing. I can veg out with the best of them.

  2. I've given up on A to Z indefinitely. And I probably *should* do Poetry-A-Day because I haven't written a poem in years! Oh well.

    I pretty much always do nothing when I'm in a writing rut. Probably too much. Taking a little time can be great, but I just get into a habit of doing nothing.

    1. Yes, making it a habit is counterproductive. In my non-expert opinion, try to figure out why it keeps happening.

  3. I agree with your ideology. Writing should be a joyful journey not a chore to muddle through.

  4. Completely agree. Taking a break from writing is sometimes the best thing someone can do, since it makes it easier to recharge during a rut...