There are times when some would think that writing would be the last thing on a person's mind.
Picture this: A clogged chest. A dry throat. As you cough, your chest caves in, your itchy throat stretches to its limits, and your body convulses as you release cough after cough. It's so hard to breathe normally. You've lost your voice and are wondering when you'll get it back. The situation is completely unpleasant. Entirely uncomfortable. You wish it would go away. But it doesn't. And the next day is even worse.
That's what I feel. I'm ill at the moment. It's been a few days. But you know what? I still write. On my notebook. At my desktop. In my head. (The latter is known to most authors as one's "think times" when they allow different ideas in their heads and allow those to grow within before writing them on paper or on a word document.)
What I want to share for my first post as a member of the Insecure Writers Support Group is that writing is a process. Those who have been doing this for a long time understand that. It doesn't end just because you're sick, you're physically handicapped or you are nursing a mental illness.
Being an author is lonely. I've heard that a lot of times. There's truth to that. Being physically ill, mentally ill or physically handicapped may also make you feel lonesome. But if you would only remember that you've got so many new ideas waiting for you to give it its birth and rightful place on your notebook or on a word document, you'll see that it's not a lonely life after all. Your ideas can bring you to your characters. Your ideas can lead you to support groups with like-minded individuals. And, most importantly, your ideas can lessen the pains you're having at the moment. And that, my friend, is why I write. :-)
I'll see you next post. Hopefully, by then, I'm feeling a lot better. :-)
P.S. Forgot to add this. :-)
Thank you so much to Alex J. Cavanaugh and all the members of the Insecure Writers Support Group! It's nice to be in the group. Thank you, too, to the co-hosts for this month: Sheena-kay Graham, Julie Musil, Jamie Ayres, and Mike Swift.
Anyone reading this post may drop by at the links I've provided here so you could read inspirational tips, writing journeys and other information from the other members of the IWSG. So start clicking and start reading. You'll learn a lot from them. Thanks!