Wednesday, January 6, 2016

IWSG: I Should Be Writing

Brought to us by Alex J. Cavanaugh,
sensei and founder of the Insecure Writer's Support Group.


I am writing this a week ahead because my dates were all discombobulated, and I thought January started already, but hey...

While my current MS is in CP mode, I've been doing a lot of extra reading (by extra, I mean I've passed my goal on Goodreads), but I haven't done that much writing. I've been wavering back and forth on it, but I plan on doing some writing in 2016. I have many stories I've already started and one I've written like 1/4 of a scene for, but that I have ideas for, just need to flesh them out. I'm anxious about it, but writing is almost always what I set out to do, so I need to hold on for dear life.

Wish me luck!

29 comments:

  1. Good luck! :)

    And yeh on surpassing your Goodreads goal! I managed to make mine but barely.

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  2. I trust this will be your best writing year ever.

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  3. I think that reading is a good investment. I spent last spring reading a TON of YA because I was feeling like I didn't know what was good and what the standard was anymore after years of writing and beta reading it more than actually consuming. I think it refilled the coffers. But ALSO good for you getting back to it!

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  4. Good luck! Write much and eat cheese along the way. Or chocolate. Whichever keeps you working.

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  5. Good luck! Every little bit of writing counts. :)

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  6. You go girl. Baby steps. Writing a few words every day amounts to a lot of words by the end of the month!

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  7. good luck and happy new year! I know all about starting a million different stories and finishing... er ... 2 or 3 ... :-(

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  8. I'm FIRMLY convinced that when the Muse is ready, Deb, you will know and then it's full speed ahead :)

    Best wishes for a happy, prosperous and successful writing year :)

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  9. Congrats on surpassing that reading goal! Reading is a vital part of writing (or so I keep telling myself). I've started taking notes when I notice certain character developments or plot problems or other tidbits which other writers do well or totally mess up on. Don't ask me if it helps though. I read too much and wrote too little last year too. ;)

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  10. Good luck!
    And not sure why your posts aren't appearing in my Feedly Reader right now. Will have to fix that.

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    1. Something's wrong with Google, I think. My follow gadget stopped working, too. Glad you found me, though! :D

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  11. Best of luck with all the writing you plan to do! I'm determined to get more done creatively this year, as well. Hopefully 2016 ends up being a productive year all-around!

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  12. Sounds like a Bee Gee's song. "You should be Writing, yeah."

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  13. Good luck! Pick a winner and finish it, then pick the next winner and repeat process.

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  14. Good luck. I think writers beat themselves up if they don't put so many hours or so many words into their computers. But a big part of writing is daydreaming the stories in our heads, and for me that does not always happen in front of the computer screen.

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  15. Hi Deb!
    Thanks for visiting my blog.
    I made my Goodreads challenge last year.
    Besides the entertainment and educational value, reading is a good way to keep the muse on her toes.
    Happy New Year!
    Michelle@Writer In Transit
    January co-host.

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