Wednesday, November 6, 2013

IWSG - I'm a Rebel

It's time for another installation of The Insecure Writer's Support Group, which posts on the first Wednesday of every month and is run by our Ninja Captain Alex Cavanaugh. 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.

This month, I'm insecure about my NaNo novel, "Cold to the Touch." I made it to Day 5 with a word total of 8,726. And I hate it. There's nothing I really like about my MC and I'm not feeling the story at all. I can't seem to wrap my fingers around the plot and I'm trying not to kill all of the characters just to end it.

Instead, with a little coaching from my writing buddy Laura Crampton, I've become a NaNo Rebel. I've decided to switch novels in the beginning on the month. I'm switching to a WIP I shelved two months ago and I'm giving it a second chance.

Hopefully I will be able to write on this novel and make it to 50k by the end of the month! It might be cheating, but I prefer to think of it as becoming a writing rebel. :) If you are writing for NaNoWriMo this month, keep going! You can finish strong! I'm still with you, even if I'm writing a different story. :)

Good luck everyone doing any type of writing this month!

11 comments:

  1. Good luck! As long as you finish the month with something you're proud of, that's all that matters. Nothing wrong with being a rebel!

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  2. Lol, it's not cheating, is it? I thought the goal was 50K, preferably on one novel but the word count is most important!

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  3. There's nothing wrong with switching stories, it still adds up to your word count :) Good luck with the new old story! :)

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  4. Don't worry about the 5 days of writing you don't love, as yo have 25 more days to come up with something you do!

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  5. Yay for NaNo rebels! I'm not really feeling my novel either, so I'm switching projects too. I've been a rebel many times and had some of my best successes when doing so. Happy writing!

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  6. I'm being a NaNoRebel too, aiming to finish up my WIP rather than starting a new project. Best of luck with your new book! :)

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  7. The idea behind Nano is to finish a story, and the best way to do that is to work on one you're enjoying! Good luck, Rebel! :)

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  8. Best wishes, Rebellious One! I'm not participating this year, but good luck to the rest of you. :)

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  9. Good luck with NaNo. Hopefully it's the boost you need to wrap it up!

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  10. I hated the NaNo novel I wrote last year. But it was an idea that just wouldn't let me go so I made myself write to the end. It felt good to get it out and be done with it! I looked at it again and there are some stuff in there that I like. So I think it just needs to be reworked. Some day maybe I'll figure it out!

    I'm enjoying this year's NaNo novel, so it's been fun! Good for you for switching it up, though. Writing through a novel I hated was something I needed to do, but I would NOT recommend it. It wasn't fun at all!

    Happy reading and writing! from Laura Marcella @ Wavy Lines

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  11. That happened to me once. It's one of the unfortunate things about NaNo--if you get a few days in and realize nothing about your story is right, you'll be hard pressed to come up with something new. Good luck.

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