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?