Wednesday, May 2, 2018

#IWSG: Spring Fever = Writing Fever (or not?)

Oh, spring is in the air; flowers are blooming; gardens are growing; birds are chirping; and writers are holed up in their offices writing, revising, and plotting their next stories. Or are they?

Today is the first Wednesday of the month, which means it is time for The Insecure Writer's Support Group. If you've not heard of it before, check out the complete details by clicking here.

The purpose of the group is "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!"

This month's topic is: Does springtime inspire you to write more or not?

My answer: Generally, the inherent "new possibilities" of springtime inspire me. Those daffodils that were dormant all winter, and could have chosen to die, push through the tough dirt and rise and grow and stretch for the sun, and then when they are ready, they bloom in their full glory. I find that incredibly inspiring. I choose to believe, that I too can push through the tough "dirt" and rise and grow and ultimately bloom. So, yes, springtime inspires me to write more.

What is your answer?

Spirit Quote

seaon of rebirth

Rachel Carson Quote: “Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.”


  1. Yay! I'm over here sniffling, glaring at the flowers and wishing they could be so pretty without filling the air with pollen. ;) That's why I keep the glass between us. They're outside, I'm inside. Win, win.

  2. Great answer and I liked the quotes. We need to let the good things in life inspire us, and nature is definitely a big part of that.

  3. Yes to those daffodils. They are persistent little devils and I applaud them each year.

  4. Spring usually feels the same as every other day where I live....actually spring feels like summer here. lol But I have been inspired to do more lately. :)

  5. Great post :-) I love the analogy of daffodils and writing.

    Ronel visiting on Insecure Writer's Support Group day: Autumn Decisions

  6. The beauty and renewal of spring is very inspiring. I really love your beautiful quotes. Best wishes for a productive and rewarding spring, Margo.

  7. I find spring very inspiring too, for the same reason you described. It feels like a new opportunity to start again.