I didn’t realise the first Wednesday of the month had already passed until I checked the calendar this morning, so I’m three days late with this post. I hope you’ll forgive me!
Honestly, I’ve done barely any writing since Christmas. I desperately need to get back into a structured routine, but between working from home and home-schooling my daughter, I’m finding it hard to muster the energy and motivation. My WiP is never far from my mind, though. Hopefully I can get back on track during February half term.
This month’s optional question:
Blogging is often more than just sharing stories. It’s often the start of special friendships and relationships. Have you made any friends through the blogosphere?
There are several bloggers whom I’m very fond of and admire greatly, but my particular brand of introversion means that I’m pretty useless at maintaining real-life friendships, let alone the online variety. I always aim to comment more, but I’m not as active in the blogosphere as I’d like to be.
There are a handful of writers and book bloggers that I think I have a lot in common with and could see myself being friends with in real life if we lived nearby. Olivia, Amber, Greg, Ronel, AJ, Roland, Kristen and Cee spring to mind off the top of my head. I have followed them for a long time, enjoy reading about their lives and have always appreciated their encouraging comments on my blog and social media.
I’m also grateful for the wisdom and support of the IWSG, WEP and A-Z Challenge communities, including my fellow Masquerade anthology authors.
The Insecure Writer’s Support Group post on the first Wednesday of every month. We want to help writers of all stages to overcome their insecurities, and by offering encouragement we are creating a community of support.
This month’s awesome co-hosts are: Louise – Fundy Blue , Jennifer Lane, Mary Aalgaard, Patsy Collins at Womagwriter, and Nancy Gideon.
Have you made any friends through blogging? Do you have any writing news you’d like to share? Let me know in the comments!
Thank you for this post. I have been struggling with writing since December as well. Maybe it’s a lack of sunshine in my life due to winter. Glad I’m not alone!
I always feel recharged by the sunshine. Hope we both get into our writing flow again soon.
Parents are really struggling with schooling their children in this pandemic! Hope you can find your writing flow soon, Anstice. Cute blog!
Thanks, Jennifer. Yes, at least we’re all in the same boat.
“There are several bloggers whom I’m very fond of and admire greatly, but my particular brand of introversion means that I’m pretty useless at maintaining real-life friendships, let alone the online variety.”
Me too. I have a handful of online friends with whom I communicate outside of blogging, and that’s sporadic. I am by no means a social butterfly. I often really wish my stories would just speak for themselves so I didn’t have to network, because it isn’t natural to me. I’m very awkward at it. I’m the kind of person who lurks by a large plant at a party and hopes that no-one notices me. Thankfully, I no longer feel beholden to go to parties.
I’m exactly the same! Apart from the general worries about the virus, being at home for lockdown has been quite nice!
Working fulltime while homeschooling definitely takes a toll! I am looking forward to being part of WEP this year. I’m already set for this week and excited to participate. Will you be part of it?
I haven’t written my piece for this week yet, but will hopefully get a chance to work on it tomorrow! It’s been a while since I had a go at flash fiction and I need to get back into it. I look forward to reading your entry.
Thanks for the shout-out. I feel the same way 🙂