Writers Resistance…


The first Wednesday of every month is officially:

Insecure Writer’s Support Group Day #IWSG

Post your thoughts on your own blog. Talk about your writing doubts and the fears you have or have conquered. Discuss your struggles and triumphs. Offer a word of encouragement for others who are struggling. Visit others in the group and connect with your fellow writer – aim for a dozen new people each time.

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!

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March 7th Question: How do you celebrate when you achieve a writing goal/finish a story?

I do my best writing in the early morning hours. I’ve been struggling all winter with getting up when the alarm goes off and I’m seriously behind because of my snoozing. Last week I started facilitating a Resisting Happiness four-week-book study. The first sentence of the book basically says you can hit the snooze button and roll over, getting back to your dreams or you can get up and get busy making those dreams come true.

My book is titled Realize Your Writing Dreams. Did I need to read that book or what? I decided to give up my snooze button for lent and as hard as it still is to get out from under those covers I’ve been waking up on my own before the alarm goes off.

Once lent is over and this manuscript is finished I am going to celebrate by sleeping in for a week; only a week and then I’ll go right back to getting up with the sun.

I’ll probably celebrate by actually eating at the table with my family like a grown-up. When I’m in that writing zone I don’t like to stop not even for meals.

I’m really look forward to celebrating by reading a good book; seeing a good movie and a concert too!

If I’m being completely honest I’ll most likely celebrate by outlining my next project.

How do you celebrate? Do you struggle with resistance?

Happy Writing!


Be sure to visit the awesome co-hosts for the March 7 posting of the IWSG:

Mary Aalgaard, Bish Denham, Jennifer Hawes, Diane Burton, and Gwen Gardner!

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6 Responses to “Writers Resistance…”

  • I wish I could sleep in! I try really hard, but I’m so conditioned to getting up early every day for work. Plus the fur baby needs to go out. LOL. Some day when I retire I will sleep in every day.

    I don’t celebrate accomplishments, I just move on to the next thing. Huh. I might have to remedy that! Happy Writing!

  • Enjoy catching up on your sleep!

  • Hopefully you do catch up on your sleep when it’s over. Sunday will hurt as that’s when we also lose an hour.

  • I am so not a morning person. Congrats on keeping your commitment to get up early!

  • Diane Burton:

    Doreen, it is so nice to stay under the covers. It’s warm and comfy. But, as you say, that’s not getting any writing done. You should celebrate once lent is over. Sleeping in sounds like a great way.

  • Enjoy normal life on Easter Day. I do understand where you’re coming from. Sometimes I wonder what normal people do with themselves.

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