Happy Insecure Writer's 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. We are rockin' the neurotic writing world!
Each month, our admins throw out a question for us. We don't have to use it, but I love being given a topic. After all these years, I'm running out of ideas. 😊
December 1 question - In your writing, what stresses you the most? What delights you?
I've had enough stresses both in my writing and in my family life. I'd rather talk about what delights me. It's the feeling when the ideas are flowing and "thrusters on full" (Star Trek). The words are rolling off my fingertips. I'm in the zone and loving it. That doesn't happen often, but when it does...wow! I'm on a roller coaster ride.
Did you ever see the movie Romancing the Stone? At the beginning, Joan Wilder (author) is finishing a manuscript and bawling her eyes out. I think she says something like "damn, that's good." I had that moment once. It was when a mother recognized her lost son. Tears started leaking then flowing. Yeah, that good. Notice, I said it happened once. But, wow, what a delight.
I hope you have many delightful moments in your writing.