The first Wednesday of the year and time once again for the Insecure Writers Support Group. Founded by Alex Cavanaugh over one year ago and still going strong, this group offers encouragement and support for writers, insecure or not.
How many of you are suffering holiday withdrawal today? After a month of preparations and celebrations it is not easy to hop back into the routines of normal every day. I feel as stuffed as the turkey we ate on New Year’s Eve and just as roasted. My writing has suffered during the holiday season and to make matters worse the one short story I wrote for a new anthology disappeared from my computer. All that remained was the title on a blank page, how I did that I have no idea. Most likely I have saved the wrong document and discarded the one I should have saved. Has that ever happened to you, and what did you do? I realize that I have to get beyond this computer betrayal, hopefully I have learned a lesson about not rushing things and to be more careful about what I save. Now I just have to get beyond that empty page, put the holidays behind me and get a grip. Any suggestions?