Wednesday, July 7, 2021

IWSG: Quit Writing?!

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This Month's Question: What would make you quit writing?

My Answer: I've thought about this topic often during my time as a published author. Interestingly, the question never occurred to me before I was published. Before then, I was determined and confident and tenacious. Once published, my perspective changed. I saw behind the curtain of the publishing world and was surprised by how it all works . . . and doesn't work. Now, I'm more of a realist, and I know the publishing world won't always work in my favor, won't always greet me with open arms, won't always pave the road before me. And yet, I still want to create stories, imagine worlds, and develop characters. I've decided I will never quit writing, because I am a writer. 

How about you? Is there anything that would make you quit writing?


  1. Hi,
    A very good reason for writing. You've defined who you are, a writer, and that will sustain you through anything.
    All the best and take care.

    Shalom aleichem,
    Pat G @ EverythingMustChange

  2. "I've decided I will never quit writing, because I am a writer." - And that's a VERY good reason! Great to hear :)

  3. It definitely looks different from the other side. We just have to adjust and keep writing.

  4. I love that--"I will never quit writing, because I am a writer." I feel the same way. I could never stop writing completely.

  5. Pretty sure in some regard, I will always be writing...because I am a writer, too!

  6. It's interesting what you say about publishing. It doesn't always meet expectations, but if you love writing, somehow it's undimmed.

  7. Yeah, you pretty much need to set the goals to be happy for yourself. Sounds like you've found a good reason not to quit.