This post is November’s Insecure Writers Support Group post. A group created by Alex Cavanaugh. You can find sign up details by clicking on the link. You will also find a list of other bloggers signed up to the challenge that are worth checking out. Once a month we all post our thoughts, fears or words of encouragement for our fellow writers. If you write, it’s a great one post a month, group to join in with. I have many great bloggers by doing this each month.
This month I just want to say that if you write and you enjoy it, then do it. Life, as I’ve seen many times, likes to throw us curve balls. It likes to see how we dance and move to these balls being thrown at us. But amongst those balls, life has joy and we can find that joy everywhere; with our family, our friends, reading a book, walking the dog, in our work and also for many of us, in writing.
Why am I saying this, this month? Because I’m dancing to the tune of some curve balls and it’s also NaNoWriMo month and I’m getting fed up of reading opinions on whether NaNo is a good thing for writers or a bad thing. – Should “we” really be encouraging people to just throw out words to a months target? That can’t be proper writing? and, If it encourages people to write then it’s a good thing. All statements and opinions. Of people who know best?
Who knows best?
If you enjoy taking part and find joy in November’s NaNo madness, then do what makes you happy. If you don’t, then don’t feel pressured. Write because it makes you happy. Don’t write for other people’s opinions of WHY you should be writing.
Whatever you’re doing this November. Have a happy one.