Insecure Writer’s Support Group: I can wait.



This is my monthly post as part of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group, a great group of supportive writers, helping one another through our writing ups-and-downs.

There is also a great Facebook Community for more daily connection!  More posts from the group are tagged on Twitter at #IWSG, and be sure to check out the Twitter account and the new Instagram as well!

Optional IWSG Day Question: Besides writing, what other creative outlets do you have?

I keep reminding myself,

it’s okay if I can’t find the words just now.

The fog is clouding my ability to… word.

The energy is taken just getting through the day,

there isn’t even the smallest bit available to let the stories come.

Much less to wrangle the words already on a page.

And that’s okay.

I am doing my best,

with who I am and how I am,

in this moment.

The stories will return,

the energy will come back.

I’ll find a way, eventually.

For now I must be gentle.

Let go of the guilt and the sense of “should.”


In the meantime, I engage my creativity however I can.

Put hook to yarn, follow the designs of someone else.

Make a shawl, a blanket, some crocheted decorative piece.

Let the fun come in with color selection and pattern variation,

It takes less out of me than corralling those characters and finding that plot.

8 thoughts on “Insecure Writer’s Support Group: I can wait.

  1. Here from Alex’s blog. I’m impressed that you crochet and knit. My mother tried to teach me years ago and I just blew it off. I wish I’d listened. It’s a lost art anymore. I wish they had local classes, I’d attend. Anyway, hope you’re having a productive writing month.


    1. I had a friend teach me in college, and have found a good little group of folks that crochet and knit so meet up with them somewhat regularly. You may well be able to find a local class somewhere – check through the yarn shops (you’d be surprised how many there are around!) I’ve also done a fair amount of learning from youtube!
      Thanks for visiting!


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