It is time for another posting for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group (IWSG). Not only is it posting time, but it’s also the day when the contributors to the anthology are announced. So, without further ado, please join me in congratulating the authors of First Love: The Art of Making Doughnuts:
Welcome to another Wednesday news roundup. It’s raining in my corner of the world. Yep, I said rain–in December. Weird is another w word for this particular Wednesday, but I’ve got a treat to share for any of you who are also dealing with weather. Later. But first, some news.
This first story involves a cat and a sit upon a pole. 🙂
Happy Wednesday! It’s the second Wednesday in December already, and yet, Colorado is snow free. Longest stretch of snowless days we’ve ever had. So weird. You know what else is weird, my stories today.
Welcome back to another monthly Insecure Writer’s Support Group (IWSG) post. Believe it or not, it is the beginning of December, and we are wrapping up yet another year. Shock, awe, and possibly curse words belong here. Use your imagination as to which words I used. 🙂 The amazing co-hosts for the December 1 posting of the IWSG are PJ Colando,Diane Burton,Louise – Fundy Blue,Natalie Aguirre, and Jacqui Murray! If you haven’t already, check them out.
The optional question this month is– In your writing, what stresses you the most? What delights you?
Ohhhh, interesting. Stress is the easy part. I get stressed as I’m struggling to build elements of voice and story that support both the characters and the idea I’m noodling. These stressors are often recurring. I may think I have the overall arc developed, but when I attack subsequent drafts, a new piece can slip into place that causes massive shifts. Talk about stress.
But, and this is the weirdest part of growing as a writer, it is those same processes that lead to the happiness at the center of my writing. Working through the change characters, story elements, and my brain needs to make to accommodate what needs to happen to make readable scenes, is at the heart of why I love writing so much. There’s an inherent pleasure in figuring things out, especially challenges which I didn’t think I could. Perhaps I’m a masocist. At least I’m a masochist with a some fun news stories up my sleeve.
This first story needs next to no commentary from me. I wish them a safe journey, even if it may be a big squishy.