#IWSG November 2014: Hang In There


Created and hosted by the Ninja himself, Alex J. Cavanaugh, the Insecure Writers Support Group posts the 1st Wednesday of every month. Click the image to learn more or sign up.


Oh my goodness! I do not understand how other bloggers go from one month-long challenge to another and still manage to find time to breath. I did my first month-ling challenge, Write 31 Days, and I’m still recovering. For a whole month I was barely getting by. I kept up with my regular daily posts as best I could. I posted a “What’s in a name” 31 Days post every day, dealt with a plethora of personal and medical issues, and tried to read…Notice I said “tried to read”. I hadn’t read for pleasure or written for pleasure in one whole month.

It’s the fifth day of November and I’m slowly beginning to feel like myself again. I had the day off from work yesterday and after voting, I just relaxed a bit. I read a chapter in a book I’ve been staring at for months now and then wrote a page of new story notes. After that I edited two chapters of another book I’ve been working on. The only low point to my day was late in the evening when I realized I needed to get ready for work the next day.

I guess the point of me saying all this is that, through it all, I hung in there. It wasn’t easy and I feel like I missed out on a lot, but I survived last month and plan on surviving the months to come. Sometimes being a blogger and writer can be overwhelming, but hang in there for the moments when it’s fun, entertaining, up-lifting, educational, informative, encouraging, and so much more. I’m grateful to be able to share something with this special group today. Writing this post has been an achievement for me. Sometimes the simplest things can be the hardest when life is getting you down, but if you hang in there, things will work out.

I hope you are feeling encouraged today. If not, share your woe with me. I bet I can relate and hopeful I’ll be able to offer some words of encouragement just for you.


After hanging out with Alex, be sure to stop by and visit this month’s co-hosts:
LG KeltnerDonna HoleLisa Buie-Collard, and SL Hennessy!


Click here to visit other IWSG blogs and sites to receive and share more inspiration and support. (This month, I’m #133).

Thank you for taking the time to read this post. If you like it let me know and share it with others. See you next time, Toi Thomas. #thetoiboxofwords

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Toi Thomas

I like reading, writing, cooking, dancing, movies, and music. I'm a big kid and choose to see the world in my own special way. Yes, I'm educated, but I haven't let that stop me from being who I want to be. I'm a wife, teacher, author, blogger, and more.

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