Wednesday, March 7, 2018

IWSG - NEXT





Question - How do you celebrate when you achieve a writing goal/ finish a story?

Usually, that single accomplishment starts an avalanche of creativity, and I start planning my next story. The ‘high’ doesn’t always last though because shortly after I start worrying about whether or not it fits the bill, will the readers like it, then, the worst worry, how to market.

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Sunset before the rain!
March 6, 2018


Do worries ever steal your accomplishment 'high'?






26 comments:

  1. Ah, the dreaded Marketing! Makes one want to just write for own personal amusement. Not much drama in that though . . . . ..

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    1. Sometimes no drama is good! Which I've had plenty of recently. Today I'm writing mostly for myself, my sanity!

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  2. Blah to stupid marketing indeed, we just ignore that part mostly lol

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    1. I've been ignoring it too, that's my problem. But you have 100 + books - that's all the marketing you need to do!

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  3. Oh yes, I worry about marketing too.

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  4. So much more we have to worry about after finishing the story.

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  5. Yes, worries steal my thunder too. Marketing is the worst of the worst!
    What a beautiful photo. I always love your ocean pics. So peaceful!

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    1. Thanks, Julie, marketing is a no win situation, well, for some of us. :)

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  6. We really do beat ourselves up, don't we? Gotta turn our critique brains off once in a while. Great photo. Looks like a writing prompt!

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  7. Yes, I am a big worrier, so the celebration part doesn't last for long.

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  8. Yowza! That picture is gorgeous!

    Funny, but the thrill of completion, although pretty darned good, pales in comparison to the giddy feelings I get while creating. That AHA! moment of figuring out a plot twist or thinking of a new little "something" to add gives me an emotional rush. As you say, once the project is finished, reality sets in and the nuts-and-bolts necessities of publishing and marketing horn into the good feelings.

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  9. Beautiful photo! I refuse to worry because worry doesn't accomplish anything. I may have concerns, but not worry.

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  10. Lovely photo. I get the same way. I go with the high and run with it, but it's usually in the middles where I start to drag and wonder if it's good or if I should just quit. But we all push on. :)

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  11. Sounds like a short celebration for you.
    Worrying about marketing has got to be the worst part of being a writer. Too bad it just does happen automatically.

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  12. Thinking about marketing always puts a damper on the celebration, but the high from finishing a story is still nice while it lasts.

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  13. There is definitely a high after getting positive feedback for a story and then I have that low before I start the next story while hoping it will be as good as the last one. :)

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  14. Forgot to add I pre-ordered Tic Toc a bit ago.

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  15. Love the image of an avalanche of creativity! :)

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  16. Love that finishing a project releases further creativity in you! Once I finish a novel, I need to recharge for a while.

    Damyanti

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  17. Hi Yolanda - love the beyond the ocean look ... sea scenes are wonderful. I can quite see you wanting to get on with new projects ... and more writing ... but as Damyanti says writing can come via reflection, getting away and doing something new ... I always want what I'm doing completed and away, so I can move on ... doesn't happen though!! Take care and good luck - cheers Hilary

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  18. Beautiful photo! I haven't figured out the marketing bit yet ... :)

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  19. The thought of marketing gives me the heebie-jeebies... and I'm not even there yet...
    Love the photo!

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  20. I usually stay on a pretty even keel, so no high or low swings. But that marketing! Ugh.

    Love your beach photo!

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  21. I imagine it's very hard to gear up marketing after working so hard on the end product, but the thrill is real. That is a lovely photo Yolanda!

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