Wednesday, October 07, 2020

The Insecure Writer's Support Group

It’s time for another edition of The Insecure Writer’s Support Group, founded by Ninja Captain, Alex J. Cavanaugh.

October 7 question
- When you think of the term working writer, what does that look like to you? What do you think it is supposed to look like? Do you see yourself as a working writer or aspiring or hobbyist, and if latter two, what does that look like?

Are you ready?

When I began this journey, I wanted to be a working writer. And I got off to a great start with 7 books in just 5 years.

But I also wanted to run a publishing company and that slowly took over.

At this point, I don’t know what any of that looks like.

Add the drama of this year with the virus and the over-lockdowns and the violations of our constitutional rights and the crashing of the economy and the riots fueled by Antifa and the clashing of the
political parties and the sense that we really might be in the end days, and I have no idea what a writer looks like anymore.

Maybe I need to move to Sweden. Or Florida – I heard they are wide open. Maybe then I would feel normal again and could return to being a writer.

At the very least, I need a vacation. Someplace OUTSIDE of crummy NC.

At least I have my beautiful patio and firepit!

Plus I was able to get out to the zoo recently.

Anyone else feel as writing lost as me?