Wednesday, September 4, 2013

IWSG: Muddling Mode

 
Thanks Alex Cavanaugh for hosting the Insecure Writer's Support Group. The place where we let all our writerly insecurities hang out.
 
It has been a really long time since I forgot about IWSG! I don't think I've ever forgotten it, actually.
So, I'm late with this post.
I have lots of insecurities to be sure, but somehow I'm in the muddling along mode, dealing with things as they come.
Reactive rather than proactive.
 I know it won't last.
I know I'm trying to do too much.
 I have too much going on.
 
That's all, really.
 
How are you doing?
 
Overwhelmed?

Too busy?

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  1. Gwen, no worries on being late today! And yes, I am beyond overwhelmed at the moment.

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    1. I especially don't know how you do it, Alex. Working full time and always, always, visiting everyone who comments on your blog.

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  2. Muddling along mode. LOL. I wrote about thumbtwiddling today. :)

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    1. Yep, just muddling. Good to hear you're caught up, though :)

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  3. Yeah, I feel very much overwhelmed. But I'm getting through everything and doing a pretty good job too. Sometimes though we just have to let some things fall along the wayside and move on.

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    1. I definitely need to let things go sometimes, Steve. I can be hard on myself.

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  4. Right now I'm excited about my cover reveal. Hope you get out of muddle mode soon.

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    1. I know, Sheena! I'm so excited for you :)

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  5. Meh...I'm here.

    That is all

    BUT, I can certainly understand where you're coming from :-)

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  6. I'm muddling along, too.

    Hugs and chocolate,
    Shelly

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    1. Sometimes it's all you can do, Shelly. Fellow muddlers unite!

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  7. Understood. Like you, I'm muddling along too. I got one project in the final reading stage, another editing and another that I'm supposed to be writing and did I mention making a cover for another in one series? One foot in front of the other is what we do at some points. Sometimes I ask myself - writing? What's that again??

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    1. I completely understand, Joy. There is so much more to writing than just writing.

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  8. Yo Gwen!

    You is like muddlin' along. Okay, you is knowin' you is gonna keep finding that inspiration that makes you move and groove.

    So good of y'all to be involved with dat "IWSG". Y'all know my strange human thinks it means something else. He is well crazee!

    Stay chillin',

    Snoop Bloggy Dog in da Gangsta's Pawadise!

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    1. I am so honored to receive a visit from you, Snoop Bloggy. I-I'm just speechless.

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  9. Muddling, eh? I'm in a pretty good place, not having to teach this semester, and therefore having some extra time to begin plotting a new novel. I am still in the thinking stage of it...

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    1. That's awesome, Catherine. Enjoy that time!

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  10. YES! Definitely too busy, but I latched onto a mantra while in high school: one day at a time. Sometimes I apply that to the hour, or even the minutes. Everything is doable if we focus on smaller pieces as once.

    Sending cheese your way!

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    1. I'm familiar with that mantra, Crystal. Thanks for the reminder. It is best to take it in pieces.

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  11. Sometimes I drop into that survival mode when I have a lot going on, especially if it's taking an emotional toll. But like you, I don't usually sweat it too much-- I get out of that soon enough.

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  12. Great way to vent all your worries, classy! I'm overwhelmed as so many writers, but happy to be writing. =)

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    1. Georgina, I think we're all in the same boat at some point. Just gotta keep muddling.

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