Wednesday, May 6, 2015
It's the first Wednesday in the month (gosh, these come up quick!), and that means it's time for another session of IWSG. This is the brain-child of Alex J. Cavanaugh and includes so much more than just this bloghop. But the purpose remains the same, to give writers/authors a chance to admit to our insecurities or offer words of support to those who might need it at the moment. Because the world of writing is not as easy as it seems.
And special thanks goes to this months amazing co-hosts, Eva Solar Melanie Schulz, Lisa-Buie Collard, and Stephen Tremp!
This month, I almost totally spaced IWSG. Spring has come and life on our little farm has gone crazy! But I've been writing as much as I can. Okay, trying to write as much as I can.
That's where this month's insecurity kicks in. I need to get my MS done. It needs to get out. People are waiting to see it and won't be patient much longer. And they shouldn't be.
The problem? Getting my brain to kick in. I need it full-time, but it keeps wandering off. A word sprint comes, but as soon as I'm done editing whatever little scene needs to get done, my mind thinks it's time for a break. I grab it by the shirt-tails as it turns to walk away and yank it back into the chair, but it is soooo stubborn! And it's not like it needs to think of anything really new. The revisions are mostly clear and laid out on a beautiful spread sheet.
Focus. That's what the next weeks need to be about.
How do you get your mind to keep itself where it should be and get the work done?