Tuesday, 1 October 2013
Insecure Writer's Support Group
The Insecure Writer's Group was set up by Alex J Cavanaugh just over two years ago, and is extremely successful with over 300 members all supporting each other’s writing. How cool is that? And what's even cooler is that anyone can join.
My understanding of the group, and I hope I’ve got this right, is that every first Wednesday in the month members share their doubts on their blogs about certain aspects of their writing, or their writing in general.
Well, I hear you say – what’s new Ms Allsorts? You’re always sharing your self-doubts!
Mmm, I know. But hopefully joining this group will restrict my writing-worries to the first Wednesday in the month. So it's win win really!
My writing insecurity for my first Wednesday, is that I’m struggling with a project that is finished, but needs another 5,000 words. AHHHHHHHH! I find it quite easy to decrease word counts, as I love slashing words here and there to make the text tighter and sharper. BUT increasing the word count - well that, for me, is a nightmare.
Nothing much else to report today, apart from I got up yesterday to find it’s OCTOBER. How the devil did that happen? AND … I’ll be popping on another in my series of ‘Short Story Writer to Novelist’ interviews tomorrow - this time with talented writer, lovely Karen Clarke. I hope you’ll pop over.