It’ll Never Work

It’s the first Wednesday of the month, so time for the ISWG!

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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July 7 question – What would make you quit writing?

The only thing that could make me quit writing is if someone came up with a version of Extreme Meditation.* Extreme Meditation would give me the ability to make my brain quit thinking things like “Hey that would be a great name for a character,” or “Sure, you’re irritated now, but won’t this make a great story?”

But really, even if someone did come up with Extreme Meditating, I’d be much more likely to use it to make my brain leave me alone about things other than writing. No more obsessing about whether I bought the wrong house or if I talked too much in that one meeting. There are a lot of things to quit thinking about. Writing/being a writer would be way down on that list.

Peace and love!

*Philosophical question- is Extreme Meditation a paradox?  I’m pretty sure it is. (Do you see what I’m dealing with here? While I’m writing, my brain is already thinking of other things to write about. Even meditating to the extreme probably can’t fix that.** I’m doomed to be a writer forever.***)

**Especially if I make ‘comma’ my mantra. “Commmmmaaaaa.”

***I don’t have a problem with this.

Leave a comment with your completely unhelpful mantra!


5 thoughts on “It’ll Never Work

  1. Victoria Marie Lees July 9, 2021 / 11:59 am

    Seriously, Lori, I wish my five kids would let me “play coma” just once. Peace and quiet…even for a little bit. My problem, when writing, is that I’m always thinking of the next thing I need to do.

    I take problems from life and create stories with them, too. At least I try to. I choose a National Park we visited as a family and say: what if this happened instead of what really happened? Of course, I need to be in the mindset of a teen to make it work. All best to you!


  2. Quenntis Ashby July 10, 2021 / 10:29 am

    It will definitely never work. Quitting writing is the end of everything for me, too. Meditating would only help me rest and recharge between word obsessions.


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  3. Adrienne Reiter July 11, 2021 / 2:35 pm

    I meditate on my dedication to cause and effect. It helps me accept I’m always going to be writing. Great post.

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  4. yvettecarol July 12, 2021 / 4:26 am

    “Extreme meditation” made me laugh. Yes, it is a paradox but that’s what makes it funny. Keep on writing!

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  5. Nick Wilford July 30, 2021 / 1:25 pm

    I would be up for extreme meditation if it was a guaranteed way of working out a whole plot that makes sense. Very entertaining post!


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