|The first Wednesday of the month|
is time for Insecure Writers Support Group,
hosted by Alex Cavanaugh and his
When I emerged from NaNoWriMo and rejoined the real world, I was ready to get out of my writing bubble and I have a real life again. It’s good to have a social life again (though my version of a social life is probably a lot different, ahem, slimmer, than average).
I was thankful for a quiet, no-travel Thanksgiving this year so I could concentrate on my writing, but I was looking forward to having a bunch of extended family come visit us for Christmas, but yesterday both families called and canceled. I’m so sad! Family is precious to me, and after having a really low-key Thanksgiving I really wanted to have a big family Christmas. I don’t know all the details about why they canceled and my fears are that it was a lot to do with my husband’s mom having died earlier this year. She was kind of the “glue” that held the family together, and now that she’s gone I worry that everyone is going to go their own way or maybe they want to stick together, but right now it’s still too painful with the recent loss?
I have a new perspective on my fragile writing bubble, after having protected it so carefully this past month and now…well…sort of wishing I hadn’t been so protective…wishing maybe we’d tried to go visit our extended family for Thanksgiving or invited more to come here.
It’s so hard to find a balance with the writing life and the rest of life.