Wednesday, March 2, 2016

IWSG - To Hope

Hello! Today is a meeting 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. This is a place where 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. The awesome co-hosts today are Lauren Hennessy, Lisa Buie-Collard, Lidy, Christine Rains, and Mary Aalgaard!  Be sure to visit their blogs and thank them!

Last month, I was feeling quite a bit insecure about the revisions I was working on for my novel, "Silent Beauty". I really wanted my revisions to mean something more than just added scenes. Those new scenes needed to be important and contain emotion. I spent all of last month on it. (I'm not kidding, my apartment is a disaster because most of my free time, between the two jobs, went into writing.) I'm really happy with how it turned out!

I really hope that these revisions help my novel and that they help the reader connect with the characters and not just the "good" characters, but understand all of them. I want it to evoke an emotion with them. Much like this!



I know that's a few years old, but a friend shared it today and I loved how powerful it is. I hope I can read something that will make someone feel like that.

Have a great Wednesday! If you are feeling down about writing or revisions, know that it's gonna be okay. Take it one day at a time and give your best. That's what counts. You wrote something and it meant something to you. :)

4 comments:

  1. Revision is a change to something. And the fact that you focused your revisions to evoke a deeper connection between your readers and characters is a step in the right direction. I'm sure you've done just that and happy that you're happy with it.

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  2. Revisions are getting me down now, but I'm beginning to see the light at the end. Preserverence is what I need.

    Here's my IWSG March post: How to Succeed at Twitter Without Really Trying

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  3. It will be all right!
    Just keep rocking the revisions.

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