Wow. This month’s question is a doozy. One I’ve dealt with. Quitting writing.
Check out this post: Why Quitting Writing Is the Best Thing I’ve Ever Done
I quit writing five years ago knowing this:
“I have nothing waiting for me to fill the emptiness where my dream used to be.”
It wasn’t a break, it was a promise. I was done.
Less than a year later, I realized I couldn’t keep that promise.
“I thought my life demanded I let go of my dream. I thought I had to kill a piece of myself, to make room for a new piece—one that could deal with all of the drama, chaos, and responsibilities. But it broke my spirit when I quit.
Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve loved putting pencil to paper and creating stories. I’ve always known writing is part of me. It’s not that I discovered this last year, it’s that I got a reality slap. A reminder that I need writing. Not just that I love it—I need it.”
This was a painful lesson and one I’m glad I went through.
Have you ever quit writing? Have you ever considered it? I’m pretty sure every writer, at some point, has thrown up his or her hands in frustration and yelled, “I quit!” Or something like that, anyway. But would you ever really quit?
IWSG Question of the Month
July Prompt – What would make you quit writing?
IWSG (Insecure Writer’s Support Group)