Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Insecure Writer’s Support Group (Mar)

The first Wednesday of every month is officially Insecure Writer’s Support Group day. On this day we post about our thoughts, our doubts, and the fears we have conquered. We discuss our struggles and triumphs, and offer a word of encouragement for others who are struggling.

Every post opens with a question (a blogging prompt, if you will), and this month's is:

How do you celebrate when you achieve a writing goal/finish a story?

The End. There is such a euphoric rush in writing those two simple words. Unless you are a writer, especially one who has seen a long-gestating project come to fruition, you cannot appreciate how orgasmic that feeling is. It is not about being done, it is about being accomplished.

How I usually celebrate is by giving myself a day off (sometimes two) to enjoy some fun, brainless, self-indulgent hobbies. It could be something physical, like a long hike or bike ride, or it can be something more relaxing, like laying on the couch (no laptop or phone within reach), and binging through those shows on the DVR that my spouse refuses to watch with me.

I polished off three first drafts over the past month, and Happy, The Orville, and The Librarians were my rewards. :)

What about you? How do you celebrate?

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