Wednesday, 7 June 2017

IWSG: June 2017

Hello! It's IWSG time! I can't tell you how weird but wonderful it is to be doing this again!

So, this month's question is: Did you ever say “I quit”? If so, what happened to make you come back to writing?

To be completely truthful, as hard as writing can be sometimes, I don't think I've ever truly wanted to quit. What tends to happen are times of intense frustration, during which I question why I write, and tell myself I suck at it so I SHOULD just give it up. But I never do. I can't. Writing is just something I do - something I can't shake off.

To quit writing would be a painful thing. I tend to experience things in real life very intensely, so I need a place to channel it all. I think I would lose my mind without it! 

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Quick reminder about the #MilesofSmiles hop! It's happening on Monday - not just on blogs but on ALL social media. Clare Dugmore and I are attempting so spread huge amounts of joy across the internet - to find out more and sign up, click here!

34 comments:

  1. Yes! Well, I'll be smiling in support. I haven't been on much social media in the last few weeks due to, well, life, but I'm all for anything that promotes the cheese.

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    1. Hee hee, yes, life sure can keep us busy!

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  2. I feel like I'm going to lose my mind either way--if I quit or stay writing:) But I would never truly quit:)

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    1. Haha, yes I can definitely relate to that!

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  3. You need that outlet.
    Glad you're with the IWSG again!

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  4. Welcome back to the IWSG! :) Smiles are always needed and welcome.

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  5. I need a place to channel it, too.

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  6. I'm just like you. Quitting writing would be painful. And impossible.

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  7. Nice to see you back Kyra. I totally agree that writing helps me work through things in my life, don't really know how I'd cope without it!

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  8. Writing is something I definitely can't give up, either. No matter how much I might like to some days...

    Welcome back to the IWSG!

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  9. Awesome! I love the idea of miles of smiles!

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    1. It's going to be a lot of fun! I hope you can join us!

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  10. Writing tends to drive me crazy at times but I'd probably be crazier without it!

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  11. Your enthusiastic spirit shines through your words.
    Trisha Faye
    Writer’s Zen: www.writerszenblog.wordpress.com

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  12. It makes me smile that you've returned to blogging! I've missed your cheery comments. No, I don't think I could quit writing even if I wanted to. Like you, it's my way of dealing with the world and with life.

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    1. It's great to be back! <3

      And yes, writing is definitely a good way to channel anything that is bothering us in the real world!

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  13. I'm the same way. No matter how frustrated I get, writing is always going to be a part of me.

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    1. Yes! It's not something that can just be turned off.

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  14. I've always thought of you as being a natural/born writer, so I can't imagine you quitting.
    #MilesOfSmiles sounds like a wonderful initiative!
    Welcome back to the blogosphere!

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  15. Everyone's changing their look! I feel like the last one on the blogOsphere to stay with my old blog. Perhaps mine will become a rare antique! Glad you've never thought of giving up!

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    1. Haha, I figured a change of look was a good idea - kind of a fresh start lol.

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  16. Quit sounds so final, breaks sound temporary. :)
    Best of luck with everything!

    Thank you,
    Heather M. Gardner
    Co-Host/Admin IWSG

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  17. Hey, I'm sucking right now :-) Writing is part of who you are, so you'll never quit - and that makes me happy!

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    1. Aww, thank you! And you totally don't suck! <3

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  18. I'm glad writing is such a therapeutic, relaxing thing for you! I used to love writing but unfortunately had to stop. Most of the reason I stopped was because I didn't have time to write, and so all the writing motivation and desire has slowly dwindled. It would be great if the motivation and inspiration returns one day because I did used to love it

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  19. Writing is indeed a helpful outlet to help us deal with the intense things that come our way.

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