Quote of the Day: Being gifted creates obligations, which means you owe the world your best effort at the work you love. You too are a natural resource. Barbara Sher

I looked up Barbara Sher after reading that quote. She was a motivational speaker and author. This short Youtube video gets to the point. “Do what you love and you’ll be happy.” Use the gifts that you’ve been given. In other words, let your light shine so that it inspires other. 

Today is another group posting of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group! Time to release our fears to the world – or offer encouragement to those who are feeling neurotic. If you’d like to join us, click on the tab above and sign up. We post the first Wednesday of every month. You can also visit the founder Alex J. Cavanaugh for more info and links.

Question of the Month: Are there months or times of the year that you are more productive with your writing than other months, and why?

I write in fits and spurts. In September, I got a renewed energy for my current novel and made good progress through the beginning of November. I hit 100 pages and celebrated. Then, came to a screeching halt. I’m writing a travel novel, and I get hung up on details. Since I haven’t traveled most of the route, I have to stop and research or talk to a friend, or watch videos of other people traveling a similar route. Then, when I sit back down to write, it starts to flow again. It’s time to get back to it! Scheduling writing time, at least in my head, seems to help. When I have a plan, I like to stick to it! And, yes, it’s much harder to write during the big holiday months. 

Go. Create. Inspire!

Journaling Prompt: How are you using your gifts? What did you need to do to adjust during this pandemic?