Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Falling off and on the writing wagon - an IWSG post

Insecure Writer's Support Group

Hello to everyone, on this last IWSG posting for 2014. Just where has the year gone? For me at least, the last six months have just flown by and I'm sad to say that it hasn't included much in the way of writing :-(

I've had a tough time the past few months, and I've been so far under the blogging radar that at times I've forgotten all about it. I've posted the odd couple of times, about my troubles and other issues, and I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has replied in my hour of need. It's one of the best things about this community, having great people ready to help and offer the encouragement we often need. 

As ever, the urge to write is there in my heart, but actually doing the writing has been coming in fits and starts. I've had far more dips than I'd like, but I'm still hanging on in there and I'm determined not to give up completely.

I've been doing a creative writing course with The Open University, and I was really surprised with my first assignment mark. It was much higher than I expected, and has made me wonder if I actually do have something to offer in the way of writing after all. I'm hanging on to this thought as I try and get myself better organised to move forward with my plans.

I'm looking forward to 2015 now, ready to make a fresh start with everything in my life and especially with my writing. I know I probably shouldn't need to wait until then to get myself sorted, but it's not far away now, and I've set myself that target to get mentally prepared.

I'm planning on revamping this blog a little, revitalising it to help me move into a new chapter with what I'm doing. I'm also going to establish a timetable for what I'm posting, to get myself into the regular habit of writing and posting.

I can start with the first IWSG post of the year, and use it to outline an achievable goal list to work through as the year progresses.

In the meantime, a big thank you to the whole of the IWSG team for making this another great year of support and encouragement. I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas, and I'll see you all in the New Year, fresh and bright and ready to go!!!


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For more information on the amazing entity that is the Insecure Writers Support Group, click on the link and head over. Here you will find everyone else participating and it's well worth a browse to see what everyone's insecurities are. Trust me, you're not alone, there are plenty of us on the same wavelength.

 Happy IWSG Day!



  1. That sounds like a plan, Heather!
    Since my upcoming book will be my last, I wonder if I can still call myself a writer...?
    Do you have a link for the Open University?

    1. Well, after this book I'm sure you'll still be writing in some capacity or other, and you never know, one more idea may pop into your head that you just can't let go of ...

      You can get to the Open University at . They have so many courses on offer, at times I've found it hard to choose.

  2. I could copy and paste this post and put it on my blog. :) I've totally been in the same place. And I'm also looking forward to the New Year… my heart's in the right place, now it's just DOING IT. <3

    1. The doing it can be the hardest part, but it's reassuring to know I'm not the only one in this position. Here's to the New Year, and moving forward with everything.

  3. Glad you're looking forward to 2015. My writing progress has been up and down this year, so I'm hoping next year will be more productive.

  4. Can totally understand about productivity and wanting to blog more. Maybe I'll add them to my New Year's Resolutions. Oh wait. That may be the kiss of death. Hmm . . .