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Hmm, this is has been quite a tough month for many reasons. Mostly because my WIP has been challenging me to the point of wanting to throw my laptop out of the window! There have been days when I've questioned every word I wrote, wondered if I'm just kidding myself thinking I can be a writer, and letting everything negative settle into my head, knocking out the positive.
I know we all have those days/weeks/months when everything is a struggle, so I know I'm not alone. But it definitely FEELS lonely when you're there. And it's not always solely about writing. When other factors creep in - and for me it is the sheer frustration of having plans and not being able to carry them out - everything just feels worse. The dark clouds roll in, and everything just sucks.
(Hold on, I'm getting to the good bits!)
But then some things happened. Firstly, seeing the happiness of Jackie Felger when the signed books I sent her arrived in her mailbox. People messaging me on Wattpad to tell me they enjoyed my chapters so much, they bought my books. A night out with Annalisa Crawford (not to mention the joy of seeing her book glomping its way up the Amazon charts) Coming second in Misha Gericke's Paying Forward awards. Carrie Butler, Tammy Theriault and Elizabeth Seckman's humour on my Facebook page, the Bloghop of Joy I hosted with Clare Dugmore.
These things are what make the rough days easier. And that is everything I love about IWSG. It isn't just once a month. It happens every single day when you have awesome blog friends.
So, keep smiling through the crap days because eventually, everything will come together and it won't seem so bad!