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The Insecure Writer’s Support Group
Today is the first Wednesday of the month which means it’s time for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group. This is Captain Alex J. Cavanaugh’s brain child for writers to share and encourage, to express doubts and concerns without appearing foolish or weak. Cool, eh?
Well, I wanted to be finished with my 2nd draft, or is it the 3rd draft of my wip by the end of February. That didn’t happen. I could list excuses the length of Naomi Campbell’s legs, but I won’t.
But, I will say that my habit of reading great books while I’m trying to finish mine gets a little hairy. After reading let’s say a Maggie Stiefvater book, I’m liable to pull a little hair out from its secure roots wondering how did she twist my heart around her characters. Then I’m back to the keys, not Key West, but the keyboard and trying to plunge forward to get back into my book. Yikes.
I have a pact with my critique buddies that we will finish our stories and make queries. We made the pact late last year with the end date in June. One of my buds already has a contract with a publisher for a book date in the fall. Awesome and spectacular. My other bud is about ready to start submitting. And then there’s me. LOL.
Like Paul Masson, who will not sell his wine before its time, I want my story to be at its best before sending it out in the world. So, I will wait, work and cultivate my wip until it’s ready. Still, I need a deadline, so March 31st is the date I will be working towards to finish my wip. Wish me luck.
Before I go, let me leave you with a fun and inspiring video that one of my buddies thought I needed.
What do you struggle with in your writing? How do you resolve it?
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Till next time,