Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Inspiration for the Soul #IWSG

The question of the month:

How do you find the time to write in your busy day?

Lately, my internal time clock has been oh so kind to wake me up in the wee hours of the morning. I've decided to go with it and use the time before I have to get ready for work or start my day to write. Since I'm a morning person anyway, this works out well. 

Onto insecurities. Well, I've had so much to juggle this year that insecurities have been shoved in a corner. When they rear the ugly head, I push them back. I just don't have the mental capacity to deal with them right now. The verdict is still out on if that is a good or bad thing. I'll let you know if I figure it out.

I did want to share a bit of inspiration. I was chatting with a friend recently about life and he made a comment that is so very true.

You only fail when you stop trying.

It resonated with me. Maybe because it was said at a time I needed to hear it. And even through we weren't talking about writing, it applies here too. So keep at it! Don't give up! If you do that, you are doing a great job and you should be proud of that.

In other news
Challenging Destiny is available on NetGalley this month. I'd be forever grateful for help spreading the word. I made up a quick tweet for those who'd like to share the news:

#BookBloggers! Challenging Destiny by @CherieColyer is on #NetGalley Get it today! #YAlit #PNR #angels #demons

How have you been? When do you find time to  write? Are you keeping your insecurities at bay?

Thanks to Alex Cavanaugh and our co-hosts for keeping IWSG going. For those who aren't familiar with Insecure Writer's Support Group, just follow the link. It's a wonderful group. 


  1. The morning hours are the best! Cherie, I'm so stoked for your new book. So fiery.

  2. My son says that all the time. Nice to hear that attitude. :-)

    Anna from elements of emaginette

  3. You only fail when you stop trying. I love this. So many times I didn't recognize this but I am glad that it finally hit me some years ago. You only fail when you stop trying.
    All the best and keep writing. It is so nice to see you're flexible, willing to write in the wee hours of the morning.
    Shalom aleichem,
    Pat Garcia

  4. Your friend was right. That's the only sure way to fail.
    Wish my brain worked in the morning.

    1. I often wish mine would work in the evenings. ;-)

  5. I love your friend's quote - it's so true. I've been considering a new project for a while, but I keep putting it off because I'm scared. I came to the conclusion at the weekend though that I'll never know till I try. I envy your ability to get up in the morning - I wish I could! Best of luck with the writing.

    Rachel x
    September IWSG co-host

    1. Thanks Rachel. Give your new project a try! See where it takes you.

  6. Tweeted! I like the similar quote, "You make zero shots you don't take." I hear ya on being cray-cray busy!

  7. I work better in the morning as well, but the problem is that I don't have time to write in the morning. So, I make evenings work as best I can.
    Love your friend's quote--so true.

    1. It's great you can make evenings work for you. I've been waking up around four these days. Even if I toss and turn for an hour, I still have plenty of time to write before I have to start my day.

  8. I've tried to be a morning person with my writing, but I usually fall face down in a pile of day glow post-it notes and start snoring. Staying up until the wee hours and then sleeping in until noon would be my dream writing time. That will happen once I win the lottery and quit my day job.