I’ve been feeling insecure as a writer this evening, which is convenient. Today is this month’s Insecure Writer’s Support Group day!
Typically, I remember a day too late to participate.
What IWSG does is prompts writers to talk about their writing-related fears and doubts on their blogs. Participants are then encouraged to support each other in comments.
Today’s Question: Besides writing, what other creative outlets do you have?
Answer: I’ve enjoyed drawing, painting, practicing photography, performing at various types of events, training in martial arts, singing, and dancing.
These activities are bigger challenges than they were in my 20s. Money, time, and energy have always been limiters. I’m always worked around or despite trauma and chronic health issues. Now, though, there are more frequently days when holding a pen(cil) to draw is agony, more painful than typing. Cleaning up the pain takes more energy than I have (what with the standing, walking, carrying, scrubbing, and looking for drips or spills). The physical training in martial arts and dance are impeded by the same issues. I can no longer use a flash on a camera without triggering or exacerbating a migraine. My offline social life has become almost nonexistent, and driving to gigs is dangerous most days.
What’s frequently left is singing, to myself and my child. We even sing original stories to each other.
That, singing, keeps some of the fear away when I can’t write.
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