Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Insecure Writer's Support Group


You know, if I had a little voice in my head, I wouldn't have a problem remembering IWSG. It's the first Wednesday of the month, so that means it's time for us writers to throw our insecurities into the air and see where they land!

Last month, I told y'all that I was revising Fractured Princess into present tense, and I've reached the end again. With this revision, I've also made a few more cuts on scenes/sub-plots that no longer fit the story, so according to Google, I'm down to just over 88,000 words! This story has never been this short. But I hope with the change in tense, the voice clicks with an agent, as "connecting with the voice" was the general consensus in my last round of query fishing. I'm still working on the new project, but I really want the world to see FP.

On the job front, the job I've been waiting on for 4-5 years now has finally posted at my old workplace, so I applied. I'm claiming it as mine and throwing all the positivity I can into the atmosphere. (Side note: Google doesn't think "positivity" is a word. Weird.)

Here's to all going well for me this year!

EDIT: I forgot this month's question, which is: How do you celebrate when you achieve a writing goal/ finish a story?

I actually don't, or haven't had the chance to, really. I should celebrate completing this last revision, but we'll see. I'll try to remember to celebrate finishing the first draft of the next project.

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  1. Voice was the biggest concern for my one YA novel. I trunked it for a while. One day I'll get back to it. Good luck with the job!

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  2. Wow! I'm amazed you did a POV revision start to finish in just a single month. That's impressive! To heck with Google. Positivity is totally a word. Thanks for the post, and happy writing to you. :)

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    1. You're welcome, and thanks for the encouragement! :D

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  3. Good luck with the job!
    Present tense can be tricky. I definitely haven't mastered it yet, but I do want to use it in a particular story. Good thing I'm not working on that story right now!

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  4. I hope you get the job! And that the changes were what your manuscript needed.

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  5. Good luck on the job. Positivity is too a word. The heck with spellcheck & Google. I'm amazed you could change the POV in a month. That's a lot of work and deserves celebrating. Cheers!

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  6. Your book is bound to knock the socks off your readers and well done with new job.

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    1. Thank you! I haven't gotten it yet, but I'll act like I have. :D

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  7. Wow, congrats on all the progress you've made with this revision! Present tense has always been a favorite of mine, so I love learning how Fractured Princess is using that kind of voice. And oh, how exciting about the job opening--will keep my fingers crossed for you!

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  8. I revised my first novel from third to first person POV and that's when it came alive. Extra work, but worth it. I hope your's has worked too.

    Good luck on getting that job you've been waiting on!

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    1. Thanks! It was first person past tense, I just switched it to present. :)

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  9. Hope it works out with the job. Positivity is definitely a word. And - I'm curious what Fractured Princess looks like in the first person.

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    1. Thanks! It was already first person but past tense. I switched it to present. :)

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