This post is for Alex Cavanaugh’s Insecure Writers Support Group (click the link for details on what that means and how to join. You will also find a list of bloggers signed up to the challenge that are worth checking out like Kate and Rebecca who inspired me to begin). The first Wednesday of every month, we all post our thoughts, fears or words of encouragement for fellow writers.
This month’s insecurity (inspired by Annalisa Crawford over at Wake Up, Eat, Write, Sleep): I’m not balanced in my life. Should I care?
All I really like doing is writing. I have little interest in going out with friends, shopping, exploring new restaurants (though I do like eating), relaxing, taking long walks. I’ve recently stretched myself to attend webinars, tweet-ups and online meetings, but going out for drinks after my Monday writer’s group–still on hold.
My primary daily activity is writing. As a break, I pen articles for ezines. When I get writer’s block, I switch from my fiction book to non-fiction endeavors. If my hand hurts too much to type, I read until I can start again.
I’m not balanced in any definition of the word. Is that a problem?
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Jacqui Murray is the author of the popular Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy. She is webmaster for six blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, a columnist for Examiner.com and TeachHUB, Editorial Review Board member for Journal for Computing Teachers, monthly contributor to Today’s Author and a freelance journalist on tech ed topics. In her free time, she is editor of technology training books for how to integrate technology in education. Currently, she’s editing a techno-thriller that should be out to publishers next summer.