Wednesday, June 7, 2017

IWSG June 2017--Legends

Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!

Posting: The first Wednesday of every month is officially Insecure Writer’s Support Group day. Post your thoughts on your own blog. Talk about your doubts and the fears you have conquered. Discuss your struggles and triumphs. Offer a word of encouragement for others who are struggling. Visit others in the group and connect with your fellow writer - aim for a dozen new people each time. Be sure to link to this page and display the badge in your post.

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My life consists of work, driving in the car, and meetings these days. This morning I was listening to my favorite morning show (Bobby Bones) and they debuted Kelsea Ballerini’s new song Legends. I loved how nervous she was to have everyone hear it, and how Bobby talked about her after she left. He said he enjoys seeing these people who do big things every day still get nervous and excited because it means something to them.

The song itself made me a little nostalgic as well. Kelsea said it had multiple levels of meaning. She gave a few examples, but when I listened I thought of a completely different one. It probably came about because I was dropping my son off at his summer program and then driving to work. This is still a new phase of my life and I found I really missed the good old days when I was a stay at home mom full time. I was always there for my kids, my friends, neighbors, whatever.

The song also made me think of six to seven years ago when the blogging world was different for me. It was at least half of my universe. It was my place of education for all things writing and publishing. I made friends that I genuinely loved and looked forward to seeing what was going on in their lives.

I felt like we were legends and like the song says, “We didn’t do it for the fame and fortune.” That time in my life I did what I wanted because that’s what I enjoyed.

Have a listen!

IWSG June Question: Did you ever say “I quit”? If so, what happened to make you come back to writing?

Heavens! I've quit a hundred least. I keep coming back because I have to write. I'm not a nice person when I don't get my creative writing time. It's a part of me and always will be. There are times when I have to "quit" whether I want to or not, but I'll always come back.