Once again it’s time for The Insecure Writer’s Support Group. Tears and nervousness give way to commiseration and blog hopping. Join us by clicking on the picture. The awesome co-hosts for this month’s posting of the IWSG are: Allison Gammons,Tamara Narayan, Eva E. Solar, Rachel Pattison, and Ann V. Friend!
My topic for this month’s sharing relates back to editing. I hired a freelance editor to give me feedback on my first manuscript, and I just received her great comments. But therein lies the nervousness. I see where so many of her suggestions will improve the book, and have already begun making the changes, and it’s better. But I’ve just begun. It’s going to be two to three months of tearing apart scenes, reconfiguring one of the main character’s interactions with a couple of other characters, and pumping up the tension throughout. In other words, a lot of work.
It’s worth it, and I can see the benefit. I really want this story to find its audience. But… I’m nervous.
What if it’s still not good enough when I’m done?
Time to end the hand wringing and grab a bite of news.
This first story is even more of a wow than the truck I posted about last week. I cannot even imagine driving under that tower of crates. How does a driver’s test even come close to preparing you for that kind of task?
Someone has been working out. Good for him.
Science rounds out this little news buffet. In a weird crossover between the literary world and the scientific one, leeches named for famed author Amy Tan. I really don’t know whether she finds it flattering or not, but I, personally, would find it quite odd. Odd but cool. And the cool is in a my-work-inspired-a-new-find way. Hmm…
That’s it for the first Wednesday (posted on Tuesday) in February. Hope you have a fabulous week. See you in seven.