First IWSG of 2014–Too Many Ideas, Too Little Time
The title of the post says it all. My biggest insecurity this month is that I’m too slow at writing. Too much of a perfectionist to get the most out of the few short hours I get every week to scribble something down. My head is full of ideas right now. They look something like this–
3 sequels to THE MAGIC WAKES (Science Fantasy)
YA Contemporary Science Fantasy
A Space Opera
That’s 7 novels full of conflicted characters fighting for space in my head. They aren’t waiting patiently for their turn and that’s making it hard to concentrate and WRITE. Then there are the short story ideas, but we won’t get into that this month.
I didn’t quite finish Search For Knowledge (one of the sequels) in December, but I’m really close–4 more scenes to reach THE END. My goal is to finish it by Saturday. Fade Into Me (the YA contemporary scifi) needs another 10K words or so to reach the end. Hopefully I’ll start on it next week.
I need someone to push me. Someone to email me and say, “Did you write another scene today?”
Anyone willing to do that for me?
I’m also heading up a blogfest on Unicorn Bell this month.
You can learn all about it and sign up for it HERE. Posting will be all week and I’ll highlight some of my favorite posts on UB during the week.
Purpose of IWSG: 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!
Posting: The first Wednesday of every month is officially Insecure Writer’s Support Group day. Post your thoughts on your own blog. Talk about your doubts and the fears you have conquered. Discuss your struggles and triumphs. Offer a word of encouragement for others who are struggling. Visit others in the group and connect with your fellow writer – aim for a dozen new people each time. I’m currently #136.
Also, in case you’ve missed the Facebook page…