Wednesday, March 7, 2018

#IWSG Celebration

The first Wednesday of every month is officially Insecure Writer’s Support Group day. Post your thoughts on your own blog. Talk about your doubts and the fears you 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 - and return comments. This group is all about connecting! Visit IWSG to sign up.

Let’s rock the neurotic writing world!

The question for March: How do you celebrate when you achieve a writing goal/ finish a story?

Here it is March. Winter is *mostly* kicked. Daffodils are emerging. Spring is on its way. That alone is reason to celebrate, but I’m pretty bad at taking the time to commemorate happenings in my life. For the past 13 years, I’ve “specialed” every major holiday and birthday. It’s what you do when you have a kid. We used to decorate and leave notes for leprechauns, so maybe it wasn’t just major holidays. All those traditions have left me pretty tapped out. So, the typical writing goal celebration consists of the following:

  1. Have dinner in a restaurant or eat something special at home or have dessert on an arbitrary weeknight
  2. Claim that the above consumption of food is happening in honor of some accomplishment
  3. Ignore the fact that #1 would have happened with or without said accomplishment
This three step process is also used when someone had a “rough” day and sometimes just because we’re hungry. 

So I could get better about celebrating. Perhaps this week’s #IWSG will give me some ideas for when I finish my next novel.