I’m still developing my website at www.victoriamarielees.com. I’m
hoping to have the site live by August 2021. My Camping with Five Kids blog
will be located at victoriamarielees.com as will my Adventures in
Writing blog. One site to find Victoria Marie Lees and all her adventures and
writing endeavors. Thank you all for your continued support!
onto my July 2021 blog post.
this month for Insecure Writers Support Group! I’d like to thank my fellow co-hosts
for July: Pat
Garcia, and Louise – Fundy Blue! Please visit them if you
question asks what would make us quit writing. This brought to mind whether my “quit
writing” would be temporary while I get my act together—again—or permanent.
think storytelling’s in my blood. Why would I quit? I mean, I’m not making much
money. I fight with the family to find time to create stories. I drive myself
crazy trying to create an online presence of who Victoria Marie Lees is, a
platform in which to celebrate my writing. I don’t sleep.
Hmm… Maybe these are reasons to quit writing. After all, no one is waiting for
the next YA short story by Victoria Marie Lees. No one is waiting for the next
blog post by Victoria Marie Lees. No one is waiting for the college memoir by
Victoria Marie Lees.
Excuse me as my insecurities show.
money and fame are the only reasons to write, then yes. I should quit writing.
But let’s consider other reasons to write and create with words.
fiction, a writer can live vicariously through her characters. Create
adventures and danger and love and possibilities, all from the comfort of our
media posts and blogs offer friendship and advice to others. Connections. They
say: “you are not alone.” And: “we are here to help each other.” This is why I
so need you all at Insecure Writers Support Group!
can open up understanding within the writer and the reader. Offer help to
others as the words offer support for the writer.
poetry, as in all creative writing, places, ideas, and beliefs are scrutinized
and explained; given validation and imagery.
prose, images are created, visualized in words, and explained.
this is why Victoria Marie continues to write and create. Not for the glory,
although that would be nice. Victoria is trying to understand herself and her
world better. She’s trying to assist others to find solace through story,
memoir, or poetry. Maybe even blog posts.
guess the answer to this month’s question would be: No. I don’t think I’d ever
quit writing. Even if I can’t support myself with my writing, I may find the
meaning of self.
Please feel free
to offer any insight on this.
It will be
interesting to see how you’ve tackled this month’s question. It’s wonderful
having a topic to share our thoughts on each month. I am extremely thankful for
all of you for being my sounding board and advisors in this writing and
visiting! And be sure to stop by Adventures in Writing again.
This post was written for the
Insecure Writer’s Support Group. Our group posts on the first Wednesday of every month. To join us, or learn
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