Are you writing with determined joy?
I sttended my monthly writer's group yesterday. About eight of us join each other around a long oak table in the back room of the local library. We've got a system down where we share our monthly successes and goals one-by-one.
Invariably, a writer will admit to not being able to accomplish much of anything.
Family visited, chores arose, travel plans came up.
But yesterday, that wasn't the worse scenario.
Many of us felt like giving up as writers. Publication is too hard. It costs too much. Our well of ideas has dried up.
Thankfully the reason why we attend writers groups worked.
One man shared how he wrote five books while working full time. Another writer said she carved off a set amount of time for her writing. Another attendee said her husband was her biggest cheerleader. A visitor said giving up wasn't an option because God constantly gives her a shove to do it.
Are you determined to write? But most importantly are you doing it with joy?
I left that meeting once again filled with enough joy and determination to write another month. I hope our online group does the same for you!