ISWG: Keeping up with Life
The past two months (December and January) flew by, and I've marveled at how quickly the days come to pass. I'm still processing the last few months even though they're gone, asking myself, "What just happened?" Frankly, it's a little scary. My insecurities this month centers mostly around time management. I realized that I often take on too much and there in lies the rub. My resolution for this year it to be more realistic of life dramas, workload and family/friend expectations and do a better job at managing them. I need to say no more often so I have time to settle my mind and of course write. This might sound simple, but it is something I struggle with. Send me good vibes that I may conquer my inability to say "no" and be able to manage life better.
Anyway, there were two things that caught my eye this past month that I wanted to share with my writer friends. One is this quote by one of my favorite writers, Joss Whedon. See below and see the rest of these quotes in this article, 25 Quotes That Will Inspire You To Be A Fearless Writer.
In addition, I'm posting this awesome video I saw on Facebook. My apologies for not remembering the source. I can't remember who shared it with me. I know it was one of my author friends and since I can't remember, then I'll just thank you all and pass it along. This is a timeless one. In this video, Ira Glass of "This American Life" talks about the building blocks of a great story. Enjoy this boost of inspiration for all those struggling with their writing or those who are new this maddening adventure.
That's it for IWSG. What about you? What are your insecurities this month?
Have a great rest of the week!