Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Meh (An IWSG Post)
It's the first Wednesday of the month, which means it's time for another action-packed installment of the Insecure Writers Support Group.
(I assume everyone coming to this blog is well aware of what this is, but if you happen to be new and interested in more information or a complete list of participants, please click on the above link.)
This month's amazing co-hosts are: Raimey Gallant, Natalie Aguirre, CV Grehan, and Michelle Wallace!
This month's (optional) question asks, "Besides writing, what other creative outlets do you have?"
But here's the thing about that question: unless the stringing together of profanities screamed at an (IMHO) underperforming professional sports team while jumping on one's couch counts as a creative outlet, I don't have one outside of writing.
Because I have zero artistic abilities whatsoever. I wish I did because I really admire the hell out of people who can draw or paint or sculpt or knit or compose or cook or assemble Lego sets or bake shrinky-dinks or whatever. If you create art in any form, that's bloody brilliant and I bow down to you.
Instead, I thought I might talk about how...meh I've been feeling of late. It ebbs and flows, but there's always an underlying current.
It might be okay to a point. I mean, I'm still struggling to finish the first draft of my terrible romance novel (the dialogue just seems so lame right now), but the meh-ness (that's totally a word, right?) is leaving me more along the lines of 'Whatever. It'll either get done or it won't' instead of me giving myself an ulcer over my apparent inability to write a happy(ish) ending. Which sounds like a good thing. Right? Living ulcer-free is always better than the alternative?
But should I worry that if I lose my urgency/interest in hitting deadlines/goals that I'll just end up languishing in the doldrums of Meh-ville (that's totally a place, right?) or whatever?
Because that doesn't sound like a good thing.
I don't know. Maybe I'm just burned out a little. Maybe I need a creative outlet outside of writing. Maybe I just need a nap.
Which is a very meh-like response.
How are you feeling these days? Have you been stuck in Meh-ville? How did you get out?
Thanks for stopping by today!