It's the 1st Wednesday. Happy Insecure Writers Support Group Day. IWSG is the brainchild of Ninja Captain Alex J. Cavanaugh.
Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds! Thanks, Alex, for starting this group and keeping it going. And thanks to this month's awesome hosts: Tonja Drecker, MJ Fifield, and Rebecca Douglass! Oh, yeah, and me, too.
Do you NaNo? In the event you've been in your writer's cave since the 4th of July and haven't heard all the hoopla, tomorrow is the beginning of NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writers' Month). Until a few years ago, I'd never heard of NaNo and couldn't believe the fuss about it.
For those of you who participate by writing a book in a month (Yep. 50,000 words in 30 days), have a great time. While the premise is great, it doesn't work for me. I can't keep writing and not go back. If I don't fix, edit, change what I wrote before, I'm unable to go forward. It's the OCD in me. I know, I know. I should just write down the "shitty" first draft and edit/revise later. A good practice . . . but one I can't do. "Try it, you'll like it." To quote Toddler Girl, "I don't think so."
Have fun, folks. I'll keep plodding away at my WIP, writing, revising, writing, revising.
For those of you following my posts since this summer, I'm happy to report the twins arrived on Saturday. DIL and the boys are well. Can't wait until they come home.
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Go, NaNo writers!
Here's this month's question: Win or not, do you usually finish your NaNo project? Have any of them gone on to be published?