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Focussing on What Matters

Insecure Writer's Support GroupSeptember has been a month of big changes. It’s been a month for letting things go. Things that no longer serve me or my plans.

We’ve done a huge declutter of the house (meaning that I finally have a proper office space back, and my beautiful desk back, after more than a year writing at the dining table). Some things, we’d been carrying around for ten years. Moving house with it numerous times. And it’s gone. Not all of it, yet, but most of it. And I feel lighter in myself.

I’ve also been decluttering my business. Letting go of the parts of it that I had no passion for, no interest in pursuing, so that I can focus on what’s important to me. The parts that I love.

Change always means letting go of something. Good or bad, we have to say goodbye to some things in order to say hello to others. And it’s scary. Sometimes it’s exciting-scary, other times it’s just scary-scary, but on the other side of that scary are so many good things to come.

On Saturday I’ll be doing one of my favourite things; leading a writing workshop at a convention. I’ll also be talking on a couple of panel discussions and, for the first time, I’ll have some of my books on sale. That’s one of those scary-exciting things, and something I’d love to do more of.

What scary-exciting things have you been doing lately?

This post was written as part of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group blog hop. If you want to visit the other IWSG member blogs, or sign up yourself, you can do so here.


12 thoughts on “Focussing on What Matters”

  1. I hear you about the decluttering thing. After letting go of things that I’ve been carrying around for years (through moving, etc.), I’ve found a new clarity. Good luck with your upcoming convention! Happy IWSG day 🙂

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  2. I’m about to do the same thing. I need to declutter my stuff that I created for myself. With running a cover design business, writing and being a stay at home mom I created to many things for myself to get done in a timely manner. Most of the changes will come to my writing and hopefully I will be able to get back into the flow of things. I wish you luck and hope everything goes smooth :).

  3. Getting rid of clutter always feels so good! I just finished my big scary thing–pulling off an emergency preparedness fair. My job was to fill the booths and work with all the vendors. It was a great experience, but it zapped all my creative energy. I’m really hoping to get back into writing this week, unfortunately, my life isn’t cooperating. I need to clear out some “time” clutter!

  4. Wishing you the best with the convention–and some great sales! I’m always uber impressed by people who get out in public and actually promote themselves. Guess I should really do that. One day. LOL. 😉

  5. Selling your own book… in person! That’s like a horror flick for introvert writers. I wish you tons of luck! Take photos so you can share in your next post. It’s always fun to see writers “in action”. 😀

  6. Decluttering sounds like a good recipe for a balanced life. I think I should take lessons. You’re right when you say: “Change always means letting go of something.”

  7. Decluttering sounds amazing. Unfortunately, all four people in this house are kind of pack rats, so while I keep decluttering my own things, I can’t do anything about everyone else’s (well, I can, but I’d be a jerk to do so). Have a ton of fun speaking at the conference, and good luck with your book sales! That’s such a good feeling.

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