Wednesday, October 7, 2020

#IWSG - October is here whether we're ready or not. :)

 The Insecure Writer’s Support Group 

Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!

Our Twitter is @TheIWSG and hashtag #IWSG.

October 7 optional question - When you think of the term working writer, what does that look like to you? What do you think it is supposed to look like? Do you see yourself as a working writer or aspiring or hobbyist, and if latter two, what does that look like?

  The awesome co-hosts for the October 7 posting of the IWSG are Jemima Pett, Beth Camp, Beverly Stowe McClure, and Gwen Gardner!

Hello and Happy October!
Like so many of you, I'm not writing / publishing / marketing anything. The current country/world situation(s) dominates every moment of our day. It's hard to focus. It's hard to write. It's hard to find the zone. It's hard to do anything. 
For the month of September, I joined a free accountability challenge, with about 300 writers, run by a professional editor. (By the end of the month there were less than 100 writers.) It was a really great way to kick-start my writing again.

The challenge began by choosing a goal and then you would be accountable to yourself, a small group of writers in the same boat as you, and the editor.

My goal was to work on a new genre for the first half of the month and if I didn't like where that was going I would switch and work on my original Rock 'n Roll Romance MS.
The new genre was a bust, so I'm working on my old MS. It's a good story, just poorly written. It's a very slow process, and I have to take some time between edits to decompress, but I'm determined to get this stupid thing re-written.
I must remind myself that I'm an author and I need to get back to doing what I love to do, even if it makes me drink booze and eat chocolate!
I hope you guys are doing what you love! And staying safe. And wearing a mask.
And now...for the funnies...


The next #IWSGPit will be in January 20, 2021
8:00 am - 8:00 pm Eastern Standard Time