Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Goodbye, Guilt! #IWSG
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Do you ever feel guilty when you haven't been diligently writing? Me, too.
Besides the mass editing I accomplished during my mini writing retreat, I've barely gotten anything done this summer. I have a bucket full of excuses. I have a lot going on in my life right now, including the fact that my oldest is heading off to college soon.
At first I felt guilty about the lack of writing I've accomplished. But I said goodbye to guilt a while ago.
Writing is no longer the be-all, end-all, write-or-die obsession that it used to be. It's simply another piece of my life. An important one, don't get me wrong, but if it's a choice between writing or spending time with my sons during summer break, my sons will win every time.
School will begin soon, and my writing life will get back on track. Perhaps it'll even help divert my attention as my birdie leaves the nest :(
How about you, fellow writers? Have you been writing this summer? If not, do you feel guilty about it?