#IWSG March 2016: Encouragement


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Well now, I for one have been going through quite the slump. After taking a much-needed digital cleanse I haven’t been able to get back on track with anything really. I’ve been inconsistent in my writing, blogging, visiting other blogs, social media interactions, and more. Though I’m in a slump, I’m not giving up on my ultimate goals and dreams.

I still have a special project that I’m trying to figure out as well as getting back on track with my writing and blogging. At this point, I know it will all work out when it’s supposed to.

So to all the readers, bloggers, writers, authors, and more, don’t give up. Keep moving forward even if you have to slow down a bit for a while.


Are you on a roll or in a slump?
Any words of encouragement to share?


After hanging out with Alex, be sure to stop by and visit this month’s co-hosts:
Lauren Hennessy,
Lisa Buie-Collard,
Christine Rains, and
Mary Aalgaard!


Click here to visit other IWSG blogs and sites to receive and share more inspiration and support. (This month, I’m #82).

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.

17 thoughts on “#IWSG March 2016: Encouragement”

  1. I get where you are coming from, advice? Each new day is a clean page to begin again? Persistance is key? One step at time? 21 days of total obsession doing something makes a habit? Feeling lie, write anyway? Mood changes, write anyway? Life happens, but it gives you experience to write with? Everybody has slumps, just get up and start climbing again one rock at a time?

    Cliches enough ROFL?
    Juneta @ Writer’s Gambit

    1. I think you are right, but I think I also need to read. When I read, I remember why I like writing so much. Thanks.

  2. I believe we all go through the slumps. I like to call them stumps, because they are obstacles that I have to jump over. What I do know is that you have it in you. You are a natural born writer and you have come very far. Earth, Wind, and Fire recorded a song that I still love to hear. The title, Keep Your Head To The Sky. Sometimes we have to look up and just jump over the stump.
    Wishing you the very best.

  3. I also feel like I’m in a sort-of-slump. But that’s because we are experiencing hot and humid weather which drains every ounce of energy from the body… 🙂
    Once the cooler weather kicks in, I’ll be able to function better.

  4. Go back to the well, whatever nourishes your creative spirit and reminds you of what’s important. For me, it’s soul music. Some quality time with early ’70s Stevie Wonder usually sorts me out.

    1. Sometimes not getting it done when we want is the hardest part. I get it. Thanks for stopping by and sharing.

  5. I am in a it of a slump with my blog because emotionally it is a horrible time of year for me but luckily I have some drafts saved I can publish. Thanks for the encouraging words.

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