Wednesday, March 4, 2015
IWSG - March 2015
It's incredible to me that another month has come and gone. This post is part of Insecure Writer's Support Group, hosted by Alex J. Cavanaugh and a crew of others. On the off chance you haven't heard of it, visit the IWSG site.
I've had waves of insecurity lately, but it all washes away the moment I sit down to write. My problem with that is I haven't had a lot of time to write over the last few months. We moved to a new house (which is always more difficult that expected) and then I spent a month painting and fixing up the old house so we could list it. Just about the time I got that done, my classes started, and I completely lost my momentum.
What's really helped is setting goals for myself and having someone else share in those goals. My critique partner and I decided to sign up for a summer writing conference, which is a little pricey. We both entered the conference's short story competition in hopes of getting a scholarship. Both of us write novels, but the act of writing and polishing a (very short) short story all in one day made me feel like I really just need to set aside time to focus.
I've loved the idea of participating in Write1Sub1, the challenge to write and submit a short story once a week or once a month Ray Bradbury style, and have signed up more than once, but never have actually followed through on it. Now I feel like I can do it (monthly, not weekly).
What's your insecurity? Are you participating in Write1Sub1? What do you do when you have lost your momentum with your writing?