Wednesday, December 2, 2015
IWSG - Writing? What's that?
Happy first Wednesday of the month! That also means it's time for another session of IWSG. This is a support group for writers, which gives us a chance to express our fears, insecurities, thoughts or what-nots AND offer encouragement to others. Thanks, Alex J. Cavanaugh, and all of this month's helpers!
Sandra Hoover, Mark Koopmans, Doreen McGettigan, Megan Morgan, and Melodie Campbell!
With Christmas now charging with a full battle call right at us, I'd be lying if I'd say that I expected to get much writing done. So, I'm going to make this a reflection of this last writing year.
No worries. It's going to be a super fast one.
Writing this year. . .was LAME! I did not get much done and inspiration did not abound. I spent the first half of the year on revisions. Okay, it was a total rewrite. And these last months, I've been fumbling through words but not getting much out. Part of that is due to my snail writing speed. (Yep, I'm not a 'jet out a book every two months' kind of person). Part of it is simply that I'm trying to decide where I want to go from here--what my goals are and where I really want to be. And part of it is the realization that life. . .that thing outside of this computer. . .requires a lot of attention, and I can't ignore that. Not yet. Not ever.
In other words, this year did not bring all I'd hoped--a big contract, a huge advance, writing success beyond my wildest expectations. . . *cough* Hey, a girl can dream!
But I did get an entire MS rewritten, polished and out the door. I have another one still out. And I have one short in the final stages, and another MS half-way written. (Shhht! It's a secret that this last one is something I pulled off my 'two-year-old' shelf).
So, I'll call it a year, dive into cookies, sing a few carols and let my writer dreams already head toward next year's goals.
And what about you? How did your year go?