February 6, 2013
IWSG #6 ~ February 2013
I think I missed last month's IWSG post, eep! Don't kick me out guys, lol. This group is the brainchild of Alex J. Cavanaugh. I'm so happy to have been referred to this group by my friend and author, Michael Pierce. Thanks to both of you! I've met and made friends with many cool writers and have been able to share my feelings and worries about the process without fear of judgement.
I must admit that I haven't touched my NaNoWriMo novel since the end of November, but after watching the movie Young Adult starring Charlize Theron (which, by the way, is completely mislabeled as a comedy, lol) I've got the motivation to tackle Violet again. My two main concerns with this work are that by the time it's ready to be edited and published, zombie novels will have gone by the wayside, and I don't feel like I have direction--I'm kind of aimlessly wandering around.
There were days when my characters would show me a new side of themselves, or my plot took a completely different route than I had anticipated. Those days were awesome. Those days were when I felt like this whole writing thing is so easy and awesome and so right for me. Then I'd have those times where I barely could crank out 500 words, let alone my goal of 2,000 or 2,500 for the day. I know this happens to a lot of writers, and I empathize--it sucks!
I'm just going to forge ahead, and if it ends up being a novel that can't be published, then oh well. I had a blast writing it. :D