It’s IWSG time, kids! That sounds like something important, doesn’t it? Well, it is. Writing can be very discouraging, and anything to counteract discouragement has to be important. Before I go any further, I have to give credit where it’s due: Alex Cavanaugh is the creator of the Insecure Writers Support Group: IWSG.
I might have guessed that something would happen when it was time to post for IWSG. Always does. If I’m not on a plane, I’m at the doctor’s office or hospital. I spent hours in the ER Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. At least this time it wasn’t me, but it was my husband suffering through a kidney stone attack. I’m tired, so this post will be short, enough to answer the question:
What’s the best thing someone has ever said about your writing?
I don’t remember. I remember the gist of the worst: “difficult to slog through” “felt like an acid trip” and more.
Based on that criticism, I dumped one character, added another, rewrote the first third of the book… and then we moved. Really, we sold our house on the water and moved to another one that shouldn’t ever get flooded. That’s where I stopped. Since then I’ve written short stories but nothing long. I’m trying to decide if I should bother when I have bad karma. I think I’m going to return to visit each blog on another day when I’m not flying or there’s no emergency, but I’m so far behind, I haven’t visited another blog this year. If only I could catch up, I would visit.
I shouldn’t count chickens before they hatch. Or chicks… another reason I’m behind, but the little balls of fluff are too cute to ignore. Their peeping is also too loud to ignore. Actually, more important than IWSG…