Wednesday, June 1, 2016
IWSG: More Writing, Less Internet
This is my IWSG post for June. The Insecure Writer's Support Group posts every first Wednesday of the month, airing our writing insecurities to the world. Founded by Alex J. Cavanagh, our co-hosts for June are: Murees Dupe, Alexia Chamberlynn, Chemist Ken, and Heather Gardner!
I have been unusually balanced with the writing of the current project draft I'm working on. I don't know if it's the project itself or a new maturation on the writing scale, but I'm not gnashing my teeth over the actual writing.
I am writing, deciding I like or hate something, then deleting it if I don't like it and writing something else in its place. I've had only one minor qualm about a transition and in general, feel much less inclined to complain or share a ton about the writing process this time around.
...Which might be why a writing buddy was like, "I have no idea what you're doing exactly."
But this relatively peaceful writing time has also left me not wanting to look at social media or read very many articles or other writing-related blogs on the Interwebs as much. I'm of the Social Media generation--I was 18 when Facebook started and joined it that first year--but good lord, there's so much Stuff on the Internet these days that I'm easily distracted and overstimulated...and frankly, a bit irritated from time to time because doesn't click-bait just have a way of getting under your skin from time to time?
I think, for several years now, I've spent a lot of time reading random things on writing, reading linked articles on Twitter, and learning about writing. Which is fantastic. Which is what every aspiring author should do to educate themselves. But at some point, you have to synthesize all that with your own beat with your own drummer and write.
And that is what I'm doing. With a minimum of fuss this time around...but an abundance of allergies.
Achoo! Snort. Snuffle. Cough.
And this is where I should mention that Pearl is on a Kindle Countdown Deal for a few days. I think it's still 99 cents, so do check it out if novella-length, late eighteenth century historical fiction might be your thing!