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IWSG: Regrets?

I somehow missed the last two months of IWSG. I was out of town for November, and then I don't think I even received the email for December, but whatever! I'm back at it now.

What is IWSG?

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!

You ready?

Let’s rock the neurotic writing world!

The awesome co-hosts for the January 5 posting of the IWSG are Erika Beebe, Olga Godim, Sandra Cox, Sarah Foster, and Chemist Ken!

So let's get to this month's question.

What's the one thing about your writing career you regret the most? Were you able to overcome it?

I don't know that I even want to talk about this. I feel like I have a lot of regrets, honestly. Sometimes I feel like I have more regrets than .... whatever the opposite of them are. I have regrets about some of the publishing choices I made with certain books (even though they made sense at the time). I have regrets about certain professional relationships I've had over the years. I have regrets about things I can't even control, like how frustratingly slow I write. Was I able to overcome them? Well, yes, because I'm still here. But also no, because if I spend too long thinking about them, I'll be tempted to give up. And after the last couple of years, I'm having a hard enough time convincing myself to keep going. I haven't written a single thing in about 18 months now. I've spent the last 8 weeks trying to psych myself up to write something (anything!) once the holidays are over. So I guess I'm done talking about that! LOL

Here's some other stuff

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My plan is to finally write a hockey romance next, but we'll see. I'm having a hard time finding my way in, so to speak. But we have family visiting for the next week anyway, so I'll be procrastinating for at least that long, regardless.

And speaking of hockey, can we just talk about what a fucking breakout season Logan O'Connor is having? I've been saying for years now that this kid has what it takes to be an NHL player. I'm having so much fun watching him prove me right. 😁 This picture of him and Gabe Landeskog makes me so very, very happy.

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you have a fabulous New Year!