Wednesday, 4 March 2015

IWSG



It's time for another posting of the Insecure Writers' Support Group hosted by the fearless Ninja Captain Alex J. Cavanaugh. This is where us writers can share our insecurities and offer encouragement without fear of ridicule. Our cohosts today are Chemist Ken, Suzanne Sapseed, and Shannon Lawrence.

Unfortunately, I kind of blanked on the IWSG coming up today (I know, right??) and already posted about my insecurities on Monday, which kind of covers things. So the best thing I can do is link you to that post. Feel free to comment either here or there! And go here to check out the full list of participants.

26 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

You just got an early start, that's all!

Melissa said...

Have you ever used a beat sheet-style outline? Jami Gold has some on her blog under the section for writers. They really help with getting the plot's climax and turning points right. *shrugs* Reading the prompts on one of those might wake up your muse.

Good luck with your writing, Nick. I'm sure you'll work it out. :)

IWSG #142 until Alex culls the list again.

Karen Walker said...

I had a blind spot with the third part of my novel, too, until I realized the subject matter was something I'm struggling with in my own life. You'll figure it out, Nick.

Sharon Marie Himsl said...

That's okay, a blind spot means your creative mind was busy :) Read your Monday psst and see you have some exciting plans. Good luck with the map. You'll get there!

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I need 2015 to pick up in the productivity department too.

Tyrean Martinson said...

Can I comment here for both Monday and today? Hope that's ok.
You're planning - wow! Although I'm more of a panster, I can definitely say that at least having a minimal plan and an underlying theme helps keep the momentum going. I hope you have a chance to create that map - maybe literally, if needed.
And best wishes with your submissions!

Jennifer said...

Better early than never I guess. Everyone keeps writing about the A to Z, but I just don't think I have it in me to go with it this year. Good luck with the writing and the Challenge.

dolorah said...

I saw your monday post and thought it would make a good ISWG post as well. Hey, you remembered to post, right?

Hang in there Nick, it will sort itself all out :)

Stephen Tremp said...

Maybe your post got caught in a wormhole and ended up two days early. Yeah, that's it.

Lynda R Young said...

Good luck with your submission and the rest of your goals. Plans have helped me get through tight spots, so I'm sure it will help you too.

Krista McLaughlin said...

Hey, that's okay! :) I have a tendency to forget several months at a time. No problem posting early! :)

DL Hammons said...

You were insecure about being late...so you posted early! :)

Dee Connell said...

There's still so much of 2015 left, and lots of time to kick it up a notch! I think a little bit of self-imposed pressure is good. It's a lot better than not caring, right? :)

Mark Noce said...

I oft forget to post for IWSG, but I still read the people's blogs and offer my supprot that way:)

EEGiorgi said...

good luck with your submissions and your novella!

Christine Rains said...

It's still near the beginning of the year. You have time, and sitting down working through it is still working on it. :) Have a lovely weekend.

J.L. Campbell said...

Hey, Nick, hope you're working through your plan and writing hard.

Meradeth Houston said...

I think I've managed to forget about IWSP every month. Somehow I always think it's such an amazing idea and never get it incorporated. One of these months...

Julie Dao said...

Don't be too hard on yourself, Nick! It's only March and you still have plenty of time to increase that productivity. Sometimes you just need a break to refresh your brain or catch up on other "housekeeping" type things with other projects. Hope that planning is going well for you!

Shelley Sly said...

I can understand what you're going through. I always feel a certain pressure to have things together in a draft, rather than relying on editing later on to get things right. You'll figure out your story. Good luck with it!

cleemckenzie said...

Blanking is permitted. At least I hope so. I've done it a few times and I know there's some blanking in my future.

Donna K. Weaver said...

Yeah. Our insecurities tend to flow through multiple days, don't they?

Trisha F said...

Ha. At least you remembered to post at all! I've been in an 'everything' slump for a while which apparently lately has extended itself into a blogging slump too! Terrible! ;)

But I'm determined to change things!! I really need a chart of tasks that I do each day, one of which is checking out the blogisphere. Hmmm, will work on that. :P

Medeia Sharif said...

On the IWSG week, I try not to mention by insecurities on my Monday Mishmash post, because I sometimes do that.

Ink in the Book said...

At least you posted! I was at the hospital with my new grand baby's birth and week long NICU stay. But as you know, sh'e home and doing great, so yay!

Congrats on your edits. Things have been really good so far for me this year. Hope it stays great!
Talynn~

Sherry Ellis said...

You just planned ahead!