IWSG

insecurewriterssupportgroupThanks again to Alex for hosting this along with his co-hosts each month.

My goals from this last month have carried over to this month. Still working on my new Fae story and the Dark Crystal author quest entry. Here is the link for anyone who wants to check it out The Dark Crystal.

Unfortunately, I didn’t finish Camp NaNo. That’s okay. I have November to look forward to. I hope to get as much writing done this month as I start 3 online classes in September that will take away some of my writing time.  Hope to have at least one of my novels and possibly one of my screenplays ready to send out in the next couple of months. Will keep everyone posted on everything.

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IWSG

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First, I want to say how much I enjoy being part of this group. So, this month has started off great. I’ve gotten back into the groove of writing after a few months’ hiatus. Have started a new story. Not sure if it will be a series or not at this point. It’s a Fae story. The main character is a fairy hunter who falls for the guy she’s supposed to be going after. Chaos ensues.

Another story I’m working on is for the Dark Crystal Author Quest. Here’s the link for anyone who wants to check it out Dark Crystal. Have put my two series’ on hiatus for now. My muses for those have taken a vacation for now. It was hard to put them on hold for now but I think starting the new stuff has re-energized my writing.

The link list for the other great blogs can be found here IWSG

Keep writing! Have a good day everyone!

IWSG

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This month has me trying to get back into the swing of writing again. Stepped away for a little while. Had a lot of personal things going on. It has been hard trying to get back into the writer frame of mind and back to my characters.

Writing wise I’m rewriting my first series which is a vampire series. Thank you to my two crit partners for all of your great suggestions and comments on the first book of the series.

Also, I’ve started researching and outlining a little on a new project that I’ll tell you about in a few weeks. Work on my second series which is my shape-shifter series is moving along as well.

Have a few things that need to be added to the blog. Hope to get around to those in the next few weeks. Will be updating and making some changes to blog as well.

Have a great day everyone. 🙂

Thanks again to Alex J. Cavanaugh  for hosting IWSG each month. The list of participants can be found here.

Insecure Writer’s Support Group and more…

April has started off with a bang for me. I’m taking part in Camp NaNo this month on top of revising and editing the first book one of the first series I wrote. Found out while getting it ready to send to my crit partners the whole thing has to be rewritten. My plot(s) for the series seems to have disappeared along with my muses. Hopefully, April will be lot better to me than March was.

I’m not letting it bother me. I have to do what I have to do. The first series is mostly done. Maybe Camp NaNo will give me the boost I need to rededicate myself to my writing. I’m using it to start writing a new series I started about a month or two ago.

I’m juggling two projects during this time but that’s the way I like it. My goal is to have book one of the new series at least half-written by the end of April and have the first book of the other series at least started in rewrites.

I’m doing research on two other new writing projects that I hope to start soon. One is about fairies and the other is about a character with psychic abilities.

Also, I’m a winner of National Novel Editing Month that took place in March.

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Another month has come and gone. I realized that I had accomplished a lot of writing in February. Now that book one of my first series is being critiqued by my critique partners I have allowed myself to start on new writing projects while I revise said book. Now that I have taken pressure off myself it is a lot easier to write and come up with new projects.

Also, March is going to be a very busy month for me. I’m going to be getting ready for the April Camp NaNo session. I’m taking an online class that starts March 18th plus trying to do all the writing I have planned for the month.

I have started working on a couple of new stories. They are in pre-planning stages right now. One of them is about fairies and the other one is about a psychic. I find it helps me when I get stuck on projects like the revisions to start something new and then I’m able to go back to the big project. Some people look at the list I have on here and say how can you work on all of that and stay sane. I say to them that it’s easy for me. I like to have on going projects.

Some writers like to work on one project at a time and others are like me they have many projects going. My advice is to find what works best for you as long as you are writing it doesn’t matter if it’s just one project or many projects.

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January was definitely a hard month for me as far as writing. I didn’t reach some of the goals I set for myself but that is okay. It was hard to get motivated each day to write there were some days I didn’t write anything at all but would get good word counts the next day or the day after. I got frustrated with myself. I finally had to take a break and regroup and toward the end of the month numbers started picking up and I have the first few chapters and outline of a new series started. Maybe changing things and writing about something new helped to give me the motivation I needed.

I realized I had added too much stress on myself to meet daily goals that just weren’t being achieved. I think when I did that it stopped being a great thing I loved to do everyday and started being a chore that I didn’t want to do. Once I sat down and changed the daily and monthly goals around I was able to write.

February is a new month and a time for new goals. I plan to try and meet those goals this month. I have made a promise to myself for February. I will not let myself get frustrated if there are days where I don’t meet goals I have set for that day. Things happen that are out of your control and when that happens you have to go with the flow.

My advice for writers this month is to have fun with what you are writing. Don’t let little things stress you out. If you need to take a break for a bit then come back to it. Your character’s world will be there waiting for you when you are ready to dive into it again.

Insecure Writer’s Support Group

As I look back at 2012 I wonder where the writing time went. I was writing everyday but didn’t think I accomplished anything but I was wrong. When I finally took a tally of what I had done I realized I had accomplished more than I thought. I had finished Book 2 of the series I’m writing and started a rough draft of Book 3. The first few chapters of Book 1 is in the hands of my critique partners. I have started working on a couple of screenplays I want to finish this year.
 
One of my worst fears about my writing is that it’s not good enough. I have overcome that fear by joining local writing groups and sharing my writing with them. I have an online support system as well that has helped me to realize that I have potential as a writer. The one thing I have done that I consider a triumph is I have started to enter different contests and have started joining blog hops. Before I joined the writing groups I didn’t share my writing with anyone that wasn’t family. I didn’t have the courage to enter contests or join blog hops but that changed over the last year or so. I have learned over the last year that you have to take chances and show your work to others if you want to grow as a writer.
 
My advice to another writer would be to write and write often. Get your story out and then worry about everything else that comes with the writing. Don’t let anyone tell you that you are wasting your time writing because you are not. You have a story to tell so don’t let anyone discourage you from doing it.