The first Wednesday of each month, the Insecure Writers Support Group hosts a blog hop. A blog hop is accomplished through internet magic where links our blogs end up congregated together on a page. Each month a question or questions are generated to stimulate the bloggers’ thoughts about the insecurities of writing. Bloggers can choose to answer the question(s) of the month or discuss other aspects of the insecurities of writing.
Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!
July 7 question – What would make you quit writing?
The link to the page listing those who have participated in recent months and are probably participating this month I present here: https://www.linkytools.com/basic_linky_include.aspx?id=103850
I can sum up all of the reasons I would quit writing with one word, FEAR. Fear of rejection, fear of censorship, fear of belittlement, impostors syndrome, and a bunch of other phobias.
They say the opposite of love is not hate, but indifference. I also have a fear of being ignored. I don’t have this fear because it might happen. It happens all the time. I have been ignored. It is especially painful when my own family ignores me. When I am unable to convince my own immediate family to take five minutes to read something I’ve written, I have a strong urge to just give up, to quit writing.
I have another fear, the fear writing is not my calling. Am I supposed to be writing at this stage of my life? Is writing why I was put on this earth? God isn’t being clear about letting me know enough to get through my thick skull. Is writing my superpower or is driving long distances without sleep?