Alex J. Cavanaugh created this awesome group, which I'm proud to take part in every month (or just about every month, lol). The IWSG now has its own blog as well. Click here to add your post link to the list.
The first Wednesday of every month you can share your worries without judgement and/or your triumphs with complimentary confetti! ;D Join us - it's fun, a great way to connect with fellow writers, and we all can support one another!
I cringed upon rereading my IWSG post from last month. Yikes. I was feeling really down. Luckily, I'm feeling more myself this time around, and it's thanks to just getting back from a fun vacation with my family and the weather is slowly starting to get better. Very slowly, but I'll take it!
I'm studying some books I picked up for my Kindle on how to structure plot (the loose 25-50-25 rule) with a focus on the middle section where the action takes place. It's helping me out a lot with my zombie novel, which is refusing to be ignored. It's an idea I feel would be wrong to let go, and the only reason I ever thought about it was because there didn't seem to be enough for an entire full length novel.
I realize after perusing through tips on adding substance to my story that my idea is a good one - I just need more. I need several small conflicts with one overarching conflict. My characters could use some sprucing up, too. I'm not even that far into the story yet, so I believe they'll develop over time but need some dimension now.
Thanks to everyone who gave me support last month. I really needed it. I'm happy to spread the warm fuzzies I'm finally feeling. I know I'm not the only one who's gone through some rough times in the process of writing. So how are you doing with your writing? Drop me a line! ;)