Welcome back to the Insecure Writer's Support Group, which has a monthly blog hop on everything related to writing. This month we are talking about whether we've ever quit our writing journey.
I prefer to use a higher education term to discuss the periods I've stopped out (as opposed to dropped out). The nuance is important. Stopping out is taking a break, not a permanent leave. I have always written, and will always write. But I stop out periodically when life takes over.
The best example is my non-fiction writing life. I have a whole non-fiction pile, that grew partially from work, and partially just for me. Of all that writing, I only have one n0n-fiction book. It represented the culmination of my body of research, and I put three years of my life into it. I must admit it took so much out of me that after I sent the final into the publisher, I cried for a three days. I swore up and down I'd never write a non-fiction book again.
Fast forward ten years. I'm ready to write another non-fiction book. I have a few ideas in mind. So even when I thought I quit, I wasn't. I needed space and time and perspective. So even then, I didn't quit, just stopped out for awhile.
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