Wednesday, June 05, 2013

ISWSG: June Edition

As an unpublished writer I sometimes feel that it is little more then a pipe dream. Sometimes. I must say that lately I have thought more about how things that are not directly related to being a writer effect my ability to follow that dream. Mostly, my day job, which is really not much of a day jod. I wish it was more then that. it is one of those businesses that some people are able to make work so well, but me? well I have come to the realization that I need a different day job, probably one that requires me to punch a clock on a somewhat regular basis. I know I know how could that be something that can help me get closer to my goal of being a writer? well simply it provides a regular pay check, my current day job doesn't do that, and it doesn't seem to be getting me closer to that goal.

this is almost disappointing because I have always thought that when I have children (which will happen come december) I would be a stay at home mom. but then I, like so many my age, am saddled with student loans. so it is necessary for me to get some kind of day job, preferably one that will not force me to also take on the expense of child care, come December.

So those are my thoughts about my writing insecurities. I believe that I will be published in that nebulas time period of 'soon' not today not tomorrow but soon. till then I find away to continue to live and continue to pursue my dreams.  For more Insecure Writer's Support Group Post head over to Alex's site.


Laura Eno said...

Hi and welcome to the IWSG. It's tough to have to split your time between your dreams and your reality but most of us do. Write because you love it, not because you want a steady income from it. Otherwise, you'll set yourself up for disappointment. In time, the slow and steady process with build an audience for you.
Laura Eno – A Shift in Dimensions

Sheena-kay Graham said...

New follower. I'm also unpublished right now and recently decided to focus on self-publishing until 2015. You have to create your own happiness and if your goal is to be a stay at home mom you need to work out a way you can do that. Also your writing dream will work out as long as you keep going. I wish you all the best.

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Anonymous said...

Just keep writing, even if it's only when you can. Squeeze in a moment here and there and follow your dream. You can do it. Like my husband always says, "Writers write, so if you want to be a writer, you have to write."

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

There is something to be said for a regular paying job, as it does remove some pressure. Don't lose your dream though. Sucks to need patience, but so much of it is in the timing.
Welcome to the IWSG. You are in the right place.