Welcome to the first Wednesday of the month. You know what that means! It's time to let our insecurities hang out. Yep, it's the Insecure Writer's Support Group blog hop. If you're a writer at any stage of career, I highly recommend this blog hop as a way to connect with other writers for support, sympathy, ideas, and networking. If you're a reader, it's a great way to peek behind the curtain of a writing life.
Our Twitter handle is @TheIWSG and hashtag is #IWSG. This month's co-hosts are: Patricia Josephine, Diedre Knight, Olga Godim, J. Lenni Dorner, and Cathrina Constantine!
June 7 question - If you ever did stop writing, what would you replace it with?
But these days, my fingers don't work so well (they never really worked all that well, to be fair), and I don't have the finger dexterity to get very far with instruments or sketching anymore (at least not by hand--the way I loved them as a child).
First, /shudder/! The thought of giving up writing is horrifying. Though I have sometimes considered giving up publishing, I have NEVER considered giving up writing. That seems like giving up breathing to me--it's so integral to my life and wellbeing. So, this is definitely a very hypothetical question for me.
When I was younger, I might have pursued another art--focused on music or drawing. Those were also among my early loves, alongside writing, and scratch a similar itch for self-expression and creation.
So, if I had to give up writing (and it's hard to imagine what could make me do that), I'd maybe take up film making.
There's a lot of exciting story telling happening in short film (though maybe that's cheating--I'd still be writing, just in a new-to-me format).
How about you? For my fellow writers, what would you pursue instead? For readers and other creative folks, what if you had to give up your favorite mode of self-expression? What would you do then? I'd love to hear about it in the comments!