Wednesday, December 2, 2020

IWSG - Writing

Insecure Writer's Support Group

Purpose of the IWSG: 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! Join us!

Question Are there months or times of the year that you are more productive with your writing than other months, and why?

 Answer: - Fall and Winter for sure. The kick off for me is usually NANO. And I don't know why I can't make the kind of writing I do with NANO a monthly habit, but I'm thrilled for that one-month single-minded purpose. It's served me well every year I've done it. Even in the years when I didn't win the challenge.

For example, I spent hours writing a book I called A Motive for Murder during NANO, but I couldn't find a path forward. I just couldn't get it to the finish line. It didn't gel. Now I have two books from that one book. The key ideas in that book wouldn't jive, but they did separately. I'm thrilled! 

Those two books are Murder, Just Because & my current WIP - A Passion for Murder.

 The outstanding co-hosts this month are:

Pat Garcia,

Sylvia Ney, 

Liesbet @ Roaming About 

Cathrina Constantine, 

Natalie Aguirre! 

Be sure to say hello!


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  1. Two books out of one - that's like a bonus!

  2. Hi,
    It is good to know that NaNo kicks off your writing period. NaNo tires me out and, it takes me two months to recover. :-)
    All the best and I wish you a Merry Christmas and a safe passage into 2021.

    Shalom aleichem,
    Pat G @ EverythingMustChange

  3. Nice! Exciting when you can 'see' why it's not working and come up with a solution - especially when you get 2 books out of it!

  4. Fall and winter for me, too. :)

    Oh, A Passion for Murder. Love it!

  5. Sometimes you just have to let things sit and brew before you find a way to handle them. Sounds like you're on your way again!

  6. Wow, I've never even participated in NaNo. Would love to someday, but as someone who hasn't tried writing a novel in many years, I'm not sure where to start. Besides, fo rme fall is one of my low-mojo seasons.

    I am so gla dyou found somoe way to handle the book that you just couldn't properly finish by making it into two dififerent boooks.


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