Wednesday, January 7, 2015

IWSG: A New Year



Hey everyone! This is the first IWSG of the New Year!

The Insecure Writer's Support Group is a writing group started by Alex J. Cavanaugh. Check out the group here! We post every first Wednesday of the month.

It's 2015. I've been writing my second draft in earnest since just after Christmas (I'm in Chapter Five) and I'm having a great time doing it. Few writing-related insecurities right now (that'll change). But what will 2015 bring? I'm more insecure or anxious about getting myself motivated to do other, non-writing-related, necessary real-world things. I suppose I get task-avoidant when things make me anxious, but in this instance, I can't be like that.

We were also asked to give a short intro with this post.

My name is Michelle Athy. I'm from Queens, New York, went to Emerson College in Boston to study writing, and primarily write historical fiction. I also have an obsession with anything purple and a love of beaded necklaces. Welcome!

17 comments:

  1. Hi, Michelle! How wonderful that your feeling pretty secure and having a good time writing your book. That's what it's all about. Keep it up! :)

    IWSG Co-Host

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    1. Ha, well, the writing part of me is fine. Which is good. Makes for smoother writing. Thank you for coming by!

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  2. I can relate! I sometimes feel guilty when I'm really busy with life and can't keep up with my self-imposed writing deadlines. I just console myself by reasoning that I need to do life stuff in order to write about it ;) The best inspiration always comes when you aren't writing, after all.

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    1. Well, that's true. We do need to do real life things in order to write about it. I am--and have been--super nervous about doing what I need to do, though. Can't seem to break through it.

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  3. Ugh, real life. I so get where you're coming from. It trickles down to even the little things, like me not making time to unclog my shower drain or clean. Change is incredibly nerve wracking, but once we do it, it's the greatest relief. :)

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  4. Nice to meet you. Life will get in the way but just remember to do what makes you happy.

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    1. Hi! Ya gotta do what you gotta do, I'm afraid. Thanks for coming by!

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  5. Good for you, Michelle. With a positive attitude you can work wonders.

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    1. I'm not naturally glass-half-full, but I'm certainly trying to be!

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  6. Good luck in both writing and non-writing related goals! Sounds like you're kicking butt already.

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  7. Hi Michelle.
    Nice to learn more about you.
    Just take everything a step at a time.
    Purple is a lovely color!
    Thanks for visiting my blog yesterday!
    Writer In Transit

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  8. Real world. yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay :P
    Writing was my escape for so long. I need to write, Michelle. NEED TO.
    Glad that you are :)

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  9. Getting to the 2nd draft stage is a good thing. Hope your 2015 goes well.

    Lee
    Tossing It Out

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Thank you so much for your comments and thoughts. Check back soon. I reply to all comments. Happy reading!