Wednesday, October 2, 2013

IWSG Oct 2013

IWSG, brainchild of mister Alex J. Cavanaugh (click his name for deets), occurs once a month and exists for writers like me to voice their fears and concerns.
And now, brand new to the interwebs, the official site of the IWSG!!!
Stop by, join up, introduce yourself! I know most of the peeps responsible for the site and I expect good things for us writers!
Although the official unveiling just occurred, the site already has tons of links and resources for writers. Well done, Alex, J.L., Susan, Joylene, Michelle, L.Dianne, and Lynda!

This is a hard month for me as far as IWSG goes. I'm not feeling insecure at the moment.

My first book is done. And by that I mean it's 99.7% as far as I'll ever get it until some editor or test reader suggests changes.

So it's finally time to stop stalling and embrace project # 2 wholeheartedly. I'm feeling excited about it. The only issue I foresee is that my writing time recently took a hit. Time I used to spend writing, I'm now either working or keeping the boy Simon.

I'll need to re-establish a writing work ethic once more. It shouldn't be too hard. Once I fall into the pattern, distractions fall away quickly. I may end up with only half an hour a day to write but that's better than nothing. It just means it will take a little longer to finish projects.

Do you have distractions you must tear away like a band-aid that's overstayed its welcome? Are there set times you write or does it occur in larger sections, less frequently?

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  1. The site has been a work in progress for a month now and we intend to continue to add to the database.
    I admire anyone who writes and has kids. Like you said, once you establish a pattern it will be easier. Congratulations on finishing the first project.

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  2. I think I've learned to view distractions as recharging opportunities. Previously I've stressed out over periods in the midst of writing where I don't feel like writing. But I get some of my best inspiration during those periods.

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    1. Long time no see, Tony! Crazy that you'd mention that. I was literally realizing how excited I get over my projects simply by taking a step away for a day or week. (Or a couple of months in the case of Project #2)

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    2. I can be darn lazy in my blogging activities. Or sometimes I simply don't have great access to the Internet.

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  3. Congrats on finishing the first book! I'm not feeling insecure, either, although for me it's sort of beyond insecure. I'm in a slog right now, not feeling jazzed or inspired or anything good, just typing away ... trying every day to force a word count out of myself (blood out of turnip, as it were.) And don't even get me started on distractions! I'm here, commenting on this post, aren't I? And why is that? Because your blog jumped to the top of my blog list and my brain said "Ooooh! Shiny new post! Let's go see!" Okay. Now I feel insecure.

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    1. Hahaha Well you're upping word count and that's something. Thanks for stopping by and I hope some inspiration sneaks up you.

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  4. Congratulations on finishing the book! that's awesome! I wish you tremendous success with it!

    And don't worry about not blending in with the IWSG -- I'm been more than insecure enough for two, so I've got'cha covered. ;^) I even took a very LONG lull from writing and blogging all together, but now I'm back and trying to get into it again. I rebooted my blog, but am now adding in my guitar playing as well as trying to kick-start my writing again.

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    1. Thanks, Chris! I'm sure I'm adequately insecure deep down...
      I think guitar playing (or any music for that matter), writing and visual art all use/stimulate/exercise the same part of the brain. And only with exercise can it get better!

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