This post is part of the monthly blog hop/therapy session known as the Insecure Writers Support Group, founded by the one and only, Alex J. Cavanaugh. If you're a writer, insecure, or just supportive of writers—insecure or not—please join us. It happens the first Wednesday of each month. I encourage everyone to visit at least a dozen new blogs and leave a comment. Your words will be appreciated.
This month’s question? Did you ever say, “I quit”?
If so, what happened to make you come back to writing?
But I have quit a manuscript.
But not for long because
It was painfully annoying
And the guilt was killing me.
Manuscript: Hey Em! Why are you putting me away?
I don’t want to be put into a file.
Me: It won’t be for long.
Manuscript: I don’t want to be forgotten like all those poems you’ve written and haven’t looked at again.
Me: I just lost passion for them. Got insecure. I promise
I’ll bring you out again.
A few months went by
Manuscript: Hey Em! Remember me?
Me: Oh hi, manuscript.
Manuscript: See! You did forget about me. Didn’t you ever wonder how I was doing? Didn’t you care that I might have felt abandoned? Lonely?
Me: Well now that you mention it, yeah I did wonder.
Manuscript: Then take me out. Give me life again.
And I did.
Because the guilt I felt for abandoning my manuscript. . .
Wasn't worth it.
And actually I am in the process of working on the query for the manuscript to send to agents. . .
Yet again! Lord help me!!
What about you?
Ever abandon a manuscript?
Did you feel guilty?