IWSG: May


Hey people. Another month another yada yada yada.

Anyway, I skipped last month's IWSG post because of the A to Z Challenge. I can only do one thing at a time. It was an experience filled with highs and lows, and I'll talk about that on Friday for the Reflections post.

Today marks the one year aniversary of A Creative Exercise. I started this blog because after last year's A to Z Challenge I decided I would give this writing thing a real try.

One year ago today, I started writing my first novel. I'm still writing that novel, because when I started, I had no clue what the hell I was doing. Somehow I thought that novel writing just involved writing about people doing stuff. What stuff and why didn't really matter. (Yes, I have actually read a book or two in my lifetime, but when you're doing it yourself, you find out it's a lot harder than it looks). Well, this last year has learned me good. So, I'm still writing, adding depth to my plot and characters. Maybe by May 1st, 2014 I will be done.

The people I've met through the Insecure Writers Support Group have been a great source of support. Just reading about what other people are insecure about makes me feel like less of a weirdo. So thanks Alex J. Cavanaugh and the whole Insecure Writers Support Group for all that you do.

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  1. It is a process. I had a friend of mine start writing and she sent me a message a few days ago that said, "Why is this so hard." It is harder than most know, but for those of us that breathe it like air it is wonderful when completed. Good luck on your WiP.

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    1. I've always liked writing, I just never wrote anything that went anywhere. It definetly turned out harder than expected. I've learned a lot in the past year.

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  2. Haha yeah, that's pretty much my story. It really isn't as easy as people think it is!

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  3. It's definitely not an easy process. I've learned so much over the past five years, since I wrote my first novel. Which, btw, is still sitting on my computer, unrevised! Yeah, that's how much it sucks. But I've went on to write other stories, mostly kid stuff, but that's where my heart is happy.

    Congrats on your 1 year! Keep at that novel. You can do it!

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    1. Thanks. I'm getting there. This is such a learning experience. I'm sure the next one will be easier.

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  4. Congrats on your one year 'blogoversary' and I know exactly what you mean...it always seems easier when you're reading someone else's work than when you're doing the writing, yourself :)

    Hang in there!

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  5. As you write, you learn about writing. You are a better writer now than when you started. And if you need to find a book to teach you more about the craft of writing, I'd recommend anything by James Scott Bell.

    ~~~Nissa

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  6. Keep at it, it's hard but so rewarding!

    IWSG is awesome because we all need support and the knowledge that we aren't weird, well maybe not as weird as we thought -- I think weird is the new -- COOL!

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  7. Congrats on your blogversity! Hold on to the first draft of that novel. I bet you'll enjoy looking back on it someday :)

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