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#IWSG The Healing Power of Writing

Happy October, writers! Time to support each other on this writing journey...join us here.
Thank you to this month's co-hosts:
Dolorah @ Book Lover,Christopher D. Votey,Tanya Miranda, and Chemist Ken!
IWSG Day Question: How do major life events affect your writing? Has writing ever helped you through something?
This is a timely question for me as I've been pondering why I haven't felt as motivated to write lately. (Though I do plan to finish a short story soon.)
I've realized that I don't feel the burning need to write right now because things in my career are pretty good. I went through some difficult times at work in 2007, and I unknowingly turned to writing to cope with feelings of insecurity and betrayal. The words poured out of me then. I made my ex-boss the villain of my first book, a murder mystery. (He he.)
Thank you, writing! You have helped me heal. I also feel grateful for second chances. After a six-year hiatus working elsewhere, I returned to my same positio…