Hey, you should write a book.
I did, actually, a couple of years ago.....I wrote it in a month.
A month? Wow! When did it come out?
Ummm...well...it didn't. Not yet, at least. I still need an ending.
Oh, I see. Well that can be tough, yeah. So, how about recently? What are you working on now?
I have a story in the works and it's........coming along.....clears throat.
That's cool! So, when do you think you'll be finished?
(sighing) At this rate, who knows?
This month's IWSG finds me in a similar spot as last month. No 'new' insecurities to speak of, but I'm beginning to wonder about my 'sense of urgency' as far as getting a book done, much less published.
I've been working on my characters and plot to my latest work, Last Chance, at a decent clip, but I haven't been the most diligent about sitting down to write. I've been doing it as the mood strikes me. Sometimes I'll write for a few hours, other times, just a few minutes or when I'm jotting down an idea for a character, plot point, or situation.
I mean, I'm really in no big hurry to finish and I want to make sure I do it right.....but I also can see the need to be a bit more regimented in my writing.
I definitely see more "to do" lists (I'm a big list maker) and some scheduled writing in my future.
I think it's time to buckle down.
The preceding entry has been an Insecure Writer's Support Group post. Hosted by the Ninja Captain, Alex J. Cavanaugh, the IWSG is a sounding board for writers, their writing related issues, and possible solutions. It's a judge-free zone where the focus is listening and, maybe, lending a helping hand to our fellow writers.