Wednesday, September 2, 2015
IWSG - Want to go floatin'?
It's the first Wednesday of the month and time for IWSG! This is the brainchild of the amazing Alex J. Cavanaugh and in a nut shell, is a chance for us writers to share and encourage each other as we share our doubts, insecurities and whatever might be on our minds on this writing journey. But this isn't just a simple group. Nope. IWSG has so much more to offer. If you're curious, go ahead and head over here to find out more about it!
Special thanks goes not only to Alex but also to all his co-hosts this month: Julie Flanders,Murees Dupé, Dolorah at Book Lover, Christine Rains, and Heather Gardner!
And my insecurity this month?
Here, in the Ozarks, one of the favorite things to do in the summer is to 'go floating'. That means you grab an inner tube, head to the nearest river and spend your day letting the river take you at it's own pace. Although I love canoeing and kayaking, I can't stand floating.
It's so slow! And it's hard to steer anywhere. Of course, you can paddle with your hands and feet, and splash around a bit, but mostly, the river is in charge. Even standing up and walking the silly inner tube in the right direction doesn't get you anywhere fast.
And that's exactly what my writing feels like at that moment. I'm going down that river and doing what I can, but it doesn't seem that my efforts are getting me anywhere fast. . .at least, not for a long time still.
Patience. It's a trait I'll probably be working on mastering my entire life.
And even then, I'm betting I'll still prefer the paddles.