12.03.2014

IWSG - December!

This post is part of the Insecure Writer's Support Group, a bloghop dedicated to writers supporting one another through this crazy thing called 'being a writer'. 

I'm sure a lot of us IWSG folks are posting today about National Novel Writing Month, as a lot of us are the nutty types who would dedicate a whole month to high word counts and (perhaps more importantly) cheering one another along while we accomplish that novel writing thing. I have, happily, won NaNo for my second year. This year I worked on two projects and had intended to spend my time on them about equally, but got swept up in one so the division ended up being more like 70/30. Regardless, I finished! Hooray. See? I have a lovely badge to prove it!

It's been kind-of a rough semester (since August things have been.. intense.. around here) so it was nice to set my mind to something and actually achieve it. I guess my IWSG this month is not so much that I'm feeling insecure, but more that I'm feeling more secure and happy in my writing than I have in a while. Is that allowed? (sorry Alex if I'm breaking the rules! ha)

This morning on my drive to work I thought of a new project and I'm a bit in love with it. I need to finish my NaNo novel first (I'd feel awful leaving it to gather dust!) so I'll take some notes and wait a bit to get into the new idea. But I'm happy that my brain has decided to continue with the writing trend!

What do you do when your writing ego needs a boost? Tell stories to kids who will just tell you they're great? Daydream about who would play your MC in the movie version? Something crazy like NaNoWriMo?

10 comments:

  1. Congrats on your win. I'm always amazed at those of you able to write so much and still keep up with other things like work and family.

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    1. Hah well, I mean.. There IS a reason I didn't post any pictures of the state of my house..

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  2. Personally, I think its more than fine to cheer up anyone who is feeling slightly insecure. Great job on Nano and I love the idea that you have another story idea so soon. I hope both do well once they're completed.

    Anna from Shout with Emaginette

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  3. Woohoo!!! Congrats :D
    And big yay on still going with the writing trend, that's is fantastic!

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  4. Congrats on winning NaNo!

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  5. Congrats on your NaNo win!
    Enjoy the new 'love interest'...the early heady sensation is the best! Happy writing!

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  6. Congrats AJ. When I'm feeling down about my writing - to be honest, I tend to do this whole "this too shall pass" thing. True confession, as an adolescent I struggled with clinical depression and that's where I learned certain coping strategies so as not to let feelings rule me. But sometimes I fail. But in the end I know the only way out is through.

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  7. Congrats are definitely in order! Go Girl! I do love to daydream about who would play my characters in a movie! I too, am glad your brain is still excited about writing. Right now, I don't know what I'd do if I didn't write...

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  8. Congrats on winning Nano! It's such a tough challenge, but now it's time to take a little breather and feel happy for your accomplishments. You did awesome!

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  9. Congratulations on your NaNo win! That badge sure is lovely. :) And I think Alex will forgive you for being secure...we all want to be secure.

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