Happy Insecure Writer’s Support Group Day! It’s October already. I guess that means I have to admit that my favorite season is finally over. Fine. You guys can have your pumpkin flavors. I’ll still hang on to the hope that Mother Nature will deliver me a beach day when I’m not working and don’t have migraine. A girl can dream, right?
I’m in a good place with my writing. It’s amazing what a few weeks can do. This month I’ve got a set of characters in my head that are screaming to come out and play. This is the fun part of writing. The pantsing part that I love. Just type some stuff out and see what happens.
Plan it? Outline it? Who me? Nah. I’ll pay for that lack of preparation later I’m sure. But right now, well right now this is way more fun. I’m in no hurry. I write because I love to do it not because I have to do it.
My second self-help book is also coming along. At a turtle’s pace. It’s making me do a lot of reflecting on the past and that can be somewhat emotionally draining but that’s also why I write a fictional book at the same time. It helps provide a much needed distraction from the real life stuff.
So, yeah, this month I’m a happy turtle. Even if it’s gonna be cold soon. Stupid fall. Stupid winter. Where's summer?
The question of the month: When do you know your story is ready?
I don’t. Even though I had encouragement from my rockin' CP, I still couldn't do it. It took my husband telling me that I was procrastinating out of fear for me to finally hit the publish button. Thanks babe!
How’s your writing coming along? Are you a pantser too? Are you looking forward to the colder months or are you just as unhappy as me?
Scheduling note: I’m working today. I’ll be by to visit everyone later this afternoon.
This has been a post for the Insecure Writer's Support Group. It's a chance to talk about our fears and doubts, or inspire others by sharing our success and happiness. We’ve got a great bunch of people in this group and we’d love to have you join in on the fun too. A big thank you to it's creator, Alex J. Cavanaugh.
Beverly Stowe McClure, Megan Morgan, Viola Fury, Madeline Mora-Summonte, Angela Wooldridge, and Susan Gourley.