Our Insecure Writers Support Group theme of the day is:
Did you ever say “I quit”? If so, what happened to make you come back to writing?
Before I get around to answering the question… a big THANK YOU to our co-hosts
The ‘I Quit’ question
We’re talking about writing here. Throwing the book at the wall, the keyboard on the floor, stomping out and yelling at the wife/husband/kids/cat/guinea pigs, then making a cuppa and returning to the writing process – it’s all part of the game.
We’ve all done that sometime. Or maybe you haven’t been writing long enough?
I have shelved projects for a while, as regular readers will know. But they’re only on the shelf, waiting for some stamina to improve or inspiration to strike. I believe in letting my brain work on these things while I give that part a rest and do other things.
I can see a time coming when I stop writing as much as I do now. The Princelings series will be finished, and hopefully the Viridian one too. I would like to get a collection of the Sir Woebegone stories together for publication. I have a few projects in the ‘ideas’ pile to do with real guinea pigs. Maybe those will be my swan song. I may even take a sabbatical from writing if I find myself falling out of love with it.
Not really my thing. Gradual winding down, perhaps.
I mean, I may be in receipt of my pension, but I don’t think I’ve retired yet… just on my sixth career!
What about you? Have you quit writing? Have you come back again? What about blogging?