IWSG: Write it out!
The Insecure Writers Support Group is brought to you by founder Alex J Cavanaugh. This month Alex has the help of these co-hosts: Dolorah @ Book Lover, Christopher D. Votey, Tanya Miranda, and Chemist Ken! I hope you’ll go visit them. Sign up here at the IWSG website to join in.
Questions of the month, if bloggers wished to use them, are: How do major life events affect your writing? Has writing ever helped you through something?
Major life events! (Big sigh.) There are good ones and then the bad, but do I stay creative (writing) during life events?
I’ve shared before how writing seems to be my constant. I write every day, but what happens when I feel like this:
A couple of Sundays ago, during my drive to church, I had a revelation. It had been a long time, and maybe the first time ever, that all major components of my life sucked at the same time.
I’ve had a good life, okay? Don’t hate me!
One could argue that it was bound to happen. But when significant parts of your life stampede towards the cliff's edge, then what? That Sunday, I had definite God moments.
In the car, on the radio a song with a lyric, “You say I am loved when I can’t feel a thing.” (You Say by Lauren Daigle)
On the radio someone stated, “When something bad happens, do something. Don’t just sit there, do something.”
And at church, the first question presented by the pastor was,” Where do you find hope?”
I’ll spare you the details, but all of these tie into my life right now and my feelings. Of course, I find my hope in God or I wouldn’t seek Him, but writing is my rescue, too.
I write when my life isn’t peachy. I write to record awesome events. When I don’t recognize my life as my own, I could binge eat Circus Peanuts (it's been done) or drink myself silly (it's difficult to get silly on water), but instead I write it out! For me, writing might mean that I’m releasing a story from my brain or it could be that I’m writing down my frustrations or fears in journal form.
Either way, I must write! I recommend it.