Time for the meeting of the
Insecurity is a constant thing, something I can banish to the background temporarily, but never really get rid of. I think, and I'm guessing here, that most writers/creative people feel that way. If you don't, then you aren't reading this post because you'd see no reason to belong to the IWSG. J
Yet, despite all my insecurities, I'm still participating in the NaNoWriMo. This is my fifth time and regardless of a win or not, I've actually felt like a winner each time I've participated. The opportunity to write and have an entire communities support is priceless. In the real world, it's a very different story.
I love it – you say you're doing NaNo and the world allows you to skip out on other responsibilities, at least the online world does. In the real world, say you're doing NaNo and they look at you as if you've lost your mind.
In my house, it goes something like this:
"What's a NaNo?" Even though it's my 5th year, the same question.
"You're going to write, you do that every damn day now. Husband's snide smile follows.
"Hey Mom, where's dinner?" 30 days out of the 30.
"Mom, all my shirts are dirty." Laundry, it may get done (this I don't promise) but it won't be put away. Notice the living room chair it is now a mountain of stacked clean, folded clothes.
"Mom, where are the spoons?" Dishes stacked up in the sink. Silverware disappears first even though they see the mess in the sink, they all ignore it.
"Pizza, again. I love NaNo!" says a grateful son. Dinner I don't have to cook and they appreciate.
"If you cook Thanksgiving dinner, we'll do the shopping."
Who can pass up a request like that? I try to have NaNo finished before this, but it's not always possible. Besides, if you stick to the rule of not going back and doing any editing, this is the best time to do that – as long as you've reached the 50,000 that is.
My Goal is:
November 30th – Book 4 – DARK MOTIVES is complete, well, the first draft is.
(a quickly created cover for NaNo)
Sometimes Dark Motives arise from the best of intentions.
I'm looking forward to this celebration!
Wishing you all a very successful NaNoWriMo!
the ability to push those insecurities to the background for a very, very long time!
Is eternity too much to ask?
Are you participating in NaNoWriMo?
Does your family understand and offer support or are they like mine and suddenly become even more needy?
Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's
possible; and suddenly you are doing the
I just learned that 8 of my 9 submissions to
~ espresso stories ~
tales you can swallow in a single gulp
were accepted for publication. Please drop in and give them a read and a vote.
I'd love to see them climb the charts!
Such awesome news.
These are micro-flashes of 25 words or less.
Can you tell a story in 25 words, give it a try, it's a blast!
Let me know your favorite.
'The Cost of Freedom'
Don't Break the Eggs