IWSG: Pileup on the Writing Turnpike

It’s time again for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group! Posts go up the first Wednesday of each month. Read more posts and/or join in here.

I have a lot to be insecure about these days. 1. I need to finish Faebourne because it has a set pub date of August 7. (Also a gorgeous cover!) 2. After seeking advice, I’ve come to the conclusion that I need to shelve Hamlette and write an entirely different Shakespeare book (if I want to continue doing the Shakespeare thing, which I think I do, though I feel less sure than before). That’s really a tough one—I put all that time and energy into Hamlette and now it feels like a waste. 3. Changers 2? Maybe?

Question of the Month: When your writing life is a bit cloudy or filled with rain, what do you do to dig down and keep on writing?

Um, sometimes I don’t. That’s probably the wrong answer, but it’s the truth. I’ve never had anything good come out of trying to force it, though. Instead of fiction, I’ll write in my journal or something. Get the emotions out. I find that clarifying as an exercise. If I can figure out what’s really bothering me, I can then make a plan of action to start to feel better.

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3 thoughts on “IWSG: Pileup on the Writing Turnpike”

  1. Too bad. I was enjoying Hamlette and wanted to see where it was going.
    Yikes! August may seem like a long way away right now, but in book writing terms it’s almost like next month. Good luck with getting Faebourne finished.

    1. Thanks! I’ll probably still beta Hamlette in case I decide to self-publish after all. And also to make sure it’s the best it can be. But my current revisions to it will have to wait while I finish Faebourne.

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