It's time for the Insecure Writer's Support Group again. IWSG is posted the first Wednesday of every month. It is the brain child of Ninja Captain Alex J. Cavanaugh. Get your fears and insecurities out or give words of encouragement. We're writers, let's support each other!
This months co-hosts are Tyrean Martinson, Karen Walker, Denise Covey, and Stephen Tremp.
This month I'm not feeling that insecure, but more guilty. The Christmas craft shows are starting and so far I have four, one I haven't gotten the application for, but my mom and I have been doing it every year, and plan to this year.
In short, instead of writing, I have been knitting a lot.
That leaves me feeling guilty because I have beta notes to go through, a WIP in progress, and I got a new idea the other morning. But I really need to get fingerless gloves made. They are my best sellers. What's worse is I knew this was going to happen. I let knitting fall by the way side and work on writing because during the summer I don't offer my knitting since it's winter wear, then winter comes and I scramble to knit and don't write.
Balance, it seems, is not my strength.
Anyone care to share their tips for balancing writing with other past times or hobbies? Or a way to clone myself? I think I could use two extra. One to send to the day job, one to work on crafts, and one to writer.
And because why not, I thought I'd answer Michael G D’Agostino's question of the month:
Are you an introvert or extrovert?
I am an introvert. Which not everyone believes because I look like I easily get along with people. The thing is, I don't like socializing. Parties and bars are not my thing, in fact, I hate bars. Shouting at the person standing next to me to be heard? No thanks. Strangers are difficult to talk to. I don't know what to say and find it really awkward. When I know someone, I have an easier time chatting, but I'm not a fan of small conversation. I don't talk just to fill the air with noise. Sometimes I like quiet. When I need to recharge, I definitely need to be alone. Even hubby needs to go away.
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