Have brain, must write

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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The awesome co-hosts for the April 5 posting of the IWSG are Jemima Pett, Nancy Gideon, and Natalie Aguirre!

Every month, we announce a question that members can answer in their IWSG post. These questions may prompt you to share advice, insight, a personal experience, or story. Include your answer to the question in your IWSG post or let it inspire your post if you are struggling with something to say. 

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April 5 question – Do you remember writing your first book? What were your thoughts about a career path on writing? Where are you now and how is it working out for you? If you’re at the start of the journey, what are your goals?


I have yet to finish writing my first book. I currently have two that could be considered works-in-progress, plus a third that consists of “great idea for a book” with a few notes attached. So, three books in process if we’re being generous with our qualifications.

Why haven’t I finished any of them? Beats me. I imagine the day I figure it out will go something like, “Oh, so THAT’S why I couldn’t commit to writing more often. My life is completely changed!” Then I’ll use this amazing self-awareness to finish writing all three books within months of each other. Before you know it, I’ll have a catalog of works!

That is all in pipe-dream land of course.  But it’s still more likely than me saying, “You know what? I’m just not a writer.” I’m self-aware enough to know that is not going to happen.