Wednesday, December 1, 2021

IWSG Blog Hop...

 It's the first Wednesday of the month and that means you better have your Christmas shopping almost done!

Just kidding.

It means that it's Insecure Writer's Support Group day! Woohoo!

Man, I have missed this. There are days I just need that support group to listen to me whine. A lot.

This month's question is...

In your writing, what stresses you the most? What delights you?

Hmm... stress comes, for me, from not being able to get past a scene block. I got caught up on such a block during NaNoWriMo.

The thing is, the scene would direct where the story would go after that. Yes, I do try to be a Plotter, but end up being a Pantser more often than not. So, if I cannot plot my way through it, or pants my way through, I get stuck. And that stresses me and the voices come in and call me an imposter, that I'm not a true writer, things of that nature and it becomes stressful.

I don't listen to those voices, not anymore. It happens and I do try to write every single day. Sometimes, it just doesn't seem to go that way.

But what delights me?

Oooh my characters delight me. When I hit that roll and can't stop writing, that delights me. Seeing the story unfold in my mind, that delights me and gives me hope. The ideas I can come up with, that delights me as well. Honestly, I have more positives about writing than negatives and I could go on for hours. However, this is a blog hop day and you better believe there are more writers out there who need support! So go forth, my fearless follower and read on!


TWW said...

Imposter Syndrome and that pesky inner editor has a lot to answer for.

Jacqui Murray said...

Yep, those voices. They yelled at me for most of July-October. They have finally silenced a bit. I like that.

Agreed, too, about the joy of being in the zone. Nothing feels better!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That's great you have more positives now!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

If you can ignore those voices, more power to you!

Mel Chesley said...

@TWW ~ YES! It does. I want to take it out to a pasture and bury it deep down. Lol!

@Jacqui ~ I'm glad the voices have silenced a bit. Again, happy to take them out and I don't mean to dinner ;)

@Alex ~ Yes! I'm so excited to write again!!!

@L. Diane ~ I do my best!

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