It’s the first Wednesday of the month and that means Insecure Writer’s Support Group (IWSG) is enjoying its monthly blog fest invented by Alex J. Cavanaugh. IWSG is a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds.
QUESTION: Are there months or times of the year that you are more productive with your writing than other months, and why?
MY ANSWER: I guess, it’s easier to identify the months that are the lest productive: holiday months. And the last half of 2020.
We are “swallowing the anchor.” A term sailors use when they give up sailing and move on land. La Vita, our 33 foot sailboat, has been home since 2006.
It was easy to sell our home in California and move on board 14 years ago. We sailed La Vita down the coast of Mexico and in 2011 arrived in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Medical challenges kept up tied to the dock. After nine years, we accepted the fact it was time to sell.
Our home since 2006. Some may not understand, but I felt more secure owing La Vita and living in a Mexican marina than leasing a condo in Mexico.
Adjusting to this monumental change to our life style and packing/unpacking nearly 100 boxes has taken its toll. What if the landlord increases the rent or won’t renew our lease? The What If game is not fun to play.
As I adapt to this new normal, my intention is to thrive, embrace the future, and write.
I’m especially interesting in hearing from folks that have limited resources:
How have you managed major upheavals in your life?