Wednesday, May 4, 2016

IWSG - Just Keep Trying

 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.

 This month, I'm feeling a bit insecure about writing a book that others will want to read. I've written eleven and I've yet to find one that's good enough to be published. I'm trying. :) And I'm not giving up, but now I'm so focused on the novel that I think is good enough and it's become hard to find a novel and not stop writing it after a few chapters.

I keep starting a novel and realizing that... Nope, that one is not gonna work out. I'm starting another new one today and maybe I'll try outlining it to see if it improves. It's hard too when I've been stressed about work and now I'm moving to a new apartment at the end of the month. Add to that, I found out that I have shingles today, which yes, it is pretty painful. Gah!

I'm hoping that once this month is over, I can be a little more settled and not so stressed. I need to get back into my writing time. :) What are you insecure about this month?


  1. Ouch. That sucks about shingles. I hope the doc can help you.

    It's tough when you don't know where you're going with a story. Outlining might help, if you can figure out the end, then you just need to work through how to get there. For me, I talk things out with my sis-in-law a lot. She's a good sport who has heard enough about my world where I tell her what problem I am trying to solve (how do I get this one character a happily ever after or what's a good reason to get this other character out of the palace) and she'll usually propose ideas which gets my brain going again.

    Maybe if you bounce ideas off someone, it might help get your novel out?

  2. Sorry to hear about the shingles! Those things are no joke. =/ I just got a rejection from a publisher today, so I'm in that boat w/you too, wondering if everyone will just say no, and this book will be another doomed to sit on my computer. All we can do is keep trying- we will get there one day!!