Wednesday, July 6, 2016
Middle-itis, Dialogue, and Characters
IWSG post for July time! The Insecure Writer's Support Group posts every first Wednesday of the month. July's co-hosts are: Yolanda Renee, Tyrean Martinson, Madeline Mora-Summonte , LK Hill, Rachna Chhabria, and JA Scott!
It's July already? Gosh, where has this year gone?
I'm still drafting my Victorian-set story. As usual, my drafting pace is plodding. I wish I could write faster, but my pace is my pace, I suppose. I've been strangely spacey the last month or so when it comes to writing, even a little disinterested.
Clearly, I'm in full Sagging Middle-itis. I'm also having some issues with where to go with the story line next; I know where it's going, but as always, I'm having that little problem with planning the next steps in how to get to the next part.
The connective tissue of a story has never exactly been my strongest suit.
However, to answer the IWSG question for July--What's the best thing someone has ever said about your writing?
I can think of two things. Different people have told me that I write really good dialogue--I think what they mean is that the dialogue doesn't seem forced or too crafted but that it's not boring either? Some of it's even funny! I hope!
I've also been told that my characters (well, some of my characters) are pretty reasonably engaging.