February 6, 2013

IWSG #6 ~ February 2013

First Wednesday of Every Month

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


  1. Try not to focus on the trend thing. I mean, how many vampire books are there? And, they're still coming. Make the subject your own, and you'll be good. And I certainly hope zombie books aren't on their way out! I'd be sad. That's great to hear you've picked it back up. Sometimes allowing a first draft to simmer is the best thing for the ms. Best of luck with your rewrites. :)

    1. Great advice, thank you! :) I guess I worry because I hear so many bloggers say they're over vampires, but I do still see vampire books coming out. I'd be crushed too if zombie books stopped coming out.

  2. I think it's great you are still going to forge ahead! Forgot those other zombie novels, yours is probably better and it's your book, your ideas, and your characters. Don't give up - you can do it! :)

    1. Thank you, Krista! *blushes* I'm hoping as I go along, fresh new ideas will come to me. I appreciate your pep talk; I'm raring to go! :D


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