IWSG December 2020 – Do seasons inspire you to write?

It’s December 2020, the last month of the dreadful year of covid A few months back at the peak of covid, I felt disillusioned by everything including blogging. Thats when I saw Insecure Writer’s Support Group, spearheaded by the wonderful Alex J. Cavanugh. I was introduced to this group by my friend Sonia Dogra whose writings always intrigue me and thats when I decided to be a part of this wonderful writing group. It took me another few months to finally take the plunge. This is my first participation with the group. If any of you wish to be a part of this group please join here. They also have a Facebook group and you can check it out here.

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!

Posting: The first Wednesday of every month is officially Insecure Writer’s Support Group day. Post your thoughts on your own blog. Talk about your doubts and the fears you have conquered. Discuss your struggles and triumphs. Offer a word of encouragement for others who are struggling. Visit others in the group and connect with your fellow writer – aim for a dozen new people each time – and return comments. This group is all about connecting!

The awesome co-hosts for the December 2 posting of the IWSG are Pat Garcia, Sylvia Ney, Liesbet @ Roaming About Cathrina Constantine, and Natalie Aguirre!

Do visit them and show some love!

The question for this month is – Are there months or times of the year that you are more productive with your writing than other months, and why?

I have been blogging for almost 5 years now, and there have been months where I have contributed zero posts and not even visited my blog. I guess when I’m stressed I’m not able to write, so the months which are very heavy work wise have me zonked out too much to even think of writing. Towards the end of the year, the weather turns beautiful here, a relief from the hot dry summers and the festivals bring joy and happiness, and these are the times I feel like writing and sharing my musings with everyone. I always pen down a post or two when I’m on a holiday. So, I’m more productive in the last quarter of year, and least during the busy months of May, June, August and September. This year, however I have coaxed myself into writing atleast 1 post a week and I’ve been successful for atleast 26/52 weeks.

Do share your thoughts on which months tune you to write more ?

Let’s hope 2021 will be a bright year for everyone.

13 responses to “IWSG December 2020 – Do seasons inspire you to write?”

  1. Welcome to the IWSG Ruchi. It’s a wonderful place for getting inspired and sharing your load.
    I’m mostly dormant in winters. I also keep indoors most of the time in Dec and Jan…This year of course there are other reasons. And if I don’t go out, I don’t feel much inspired to write. So it’s spring/summer for me!

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  2. Welcome, Ruchi. IWSG really is a wonderful refuse for writers. I hope you’ll hang out with us. Stay awhile. We’re here to support. I’m joylene #121. I took a few years off, cut I’m so glad I’m back.

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  3. Welcome to the IWSG!
    I’m also more productive when the heat goes away. Makes my brain fuzzy.

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  4. welcome to IWSG! I’m glad you decided to join us! I don’t think there is anyone who hasn’t struggled creatively in 2020!

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  5. Welcome to our group! We’re so glad you joined. That’s great that you have been able to post more this year. And it’s hard for me to write when I’m stressed too.

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  6. I only blog once a month and it’s because I love the group. Without their questions and support I don’t know where I’d be. 🙂

    Anna from elements of emaginette

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  7. Welcome to the group! Hope you find it a great source of inspiration.

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  8. I got really behind on my blogging this year and last. Too much stress and whatnot. I hope you’re able to keep up with your goals.

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  9. Writing helps me deal with my anxiety, so I write a lot. The only time I can’t is if I’m mired in severe depression. My baseline mood is moderately depressed, which doesn’t stop me from writing and may even encourage it. What I mean is an absolute dark night of the soul.
    ~Cie from Naughty Netherworld Press and Readers Roost~

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  10. I tend to write blog in batches. I like to have stuff scheduled, even when something comes up that jumps the queue meaning re-scheduling. I guess it’s a kind of blogging security blanket. I also find that writing blog posts help to get my head into the game for fiction writing when I’ve taken a break. The only time of year I struggle is now – but I’ve a plan to work on that. Welcome to the IWSG!

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    1. Writing in batches..thats interesting

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  11. Welcome to the IWSG! I write less when it’s lovely out and more when I’m trapped inside. (~Shannon, thewarriormuse [dot] com)

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  12. Welcome to the IWSG. So happy to have you with us. Congratulations on being able to write more this year. I hope you are able to keep it going. All the best in the new year.

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I am a histopathologist based in UK. I find solace in my work, nature and books. My musings are my own personal beliefs.


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