Wednesday, November 6, 2013

IWSG: We will not vanish without a fight!

It's the first Wednesday of the month! Time for another round of IWSG: Insecure Writer's Support Group, brainchild of Alex Cavanaugh. If you haven't already, head on over to the new website and check out all the great things going on over there.

Thirteen has continued to be an unlucky year for us, but we take the small victories to push us through the battlefield of life. A little dramatic? Maybe, but with things going the way they have, that's exactly what it feels like. It seems as soon as soon as we get on our feet, someone has to come kick us back down.

With the stress and my lovely medical problems I've struggled to get out of bed each day, let alone actually sit down and write.

Then a little miracle came in the form of a free edit. Just what I needed to get my butt in that chair and get to work on finishing my novel. It just happened I finished my novel and sent it off to be edited right as NaNoWriMo was approaching. I had a new goal to work towards, and I started off strong.

Then yesterday happened.

I woke up this morning with stress and dread already filling my mind. All I wanted to do was curl back up and pretend I didn't exist.

But that would solve nothing. That wouldn't help my husband who needs my support, and that wouldn't help me complete that goal I committed myself to.

Then I remembered the quote from Independence Day, and it gave me the strength I needed to get up and face the demons of my day.
"We will not go quietly into the night!
We will not vanish without a fight!
We're going to live on!
We're going to survive!"

It's my go to when I need that little extra push. Do you have a favorite quote, song, or movie that helps you when life gets tough?


  1. How about: You can fall into a ditch and stay there. Or you can choose to dig yourself out.
    Or: You're not finished when you're defeated. You're finished when you quit.
    And: Look out Life. I'm comin' through!

    The one that works for me in nearly every situation is saying two words, "Oh Well." When you've done everything you can to fix or solve a problem and you know accepting will get you over the hurdle, say those two words.

    Oh, well.

    And get on with living.

    1. I'm a bit stubborn, as is the hubz, so it usually takes a while before we finally say "oh well" But it's always good to get past the "oh well" and move on with life :P

  2. Oh I'm sorry life is beating you up. :( I just kind of wrote a similar themed post today. I try to remember that the only day I have to deal with is today. For some reason it just helps keep my reality a little more manageable!

    1. Thank you. It's a daily battle, and you are right, it's the only way to get through it :) I hope things get better for you as well. It really stinks when life is mean :/

  3. Great quote, and a great speech. The other memorable quote I've seen bandied around this morning is from Galaxy Quest:

    "Never give up. Never surrender!"

  4. I think that's my favorite part of that movie.

    I like "You kick me, I'll bite your kneecap. And I'll still win."