Hello it’s Been a While

Not much, how ‘bout you?

Kristin DeMarr
6 min readMay 31, 2024

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I’ve been absent. It’s been almost three months now!! The longer it got, the harder it became for me to write anything. Anything that I thought people would want to read. It’s kind of funny because I saw one other writer going through similar — a local writer that I know. He discusses writer’s block, procrastination, and imposter syndrome.

While I have not yet joined the Iowa Writer’s Collaborative, I have been slowly picking up new subscribers through Scribente Maternum and through interactions with other Substacks that I read and engage with. With every new subscriber, I felt pressure. Pressure to publish, pressure to make it good. The unnecessary pressure I put on myself contributes to both writer’s block and imposter syndrome. I don’t have the typical writer’s block, but it’s the pressure-induced kind. I have been writing this whole time, abandoning drafts and starting new ones. Because they aren’t “good enough,” or I don’t think it will resonate with others, or I have written into a place I didn’t want to go, or I have way too much explanation of something that others…

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Kristin DeMarr

Single mom of 4 kids with exceptional needs. Trying to write and keep my shit together. Click to help support me! https://kristindemarr.medium.com/membership