This post is part of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group blog hop. The first Wednesday of every month is Insecure Writer’s Support Group day. Post your thoughts on your own blog. Talk about your doubts and the fears you have conquered. Discuss your struggles and triumphs. Offer a word of encouragement for others who are struggling. The awesome co-hosts for the March 7 posting of the IWSG are Mary Aalgaard, Bish Denham, Jennifer Hawes, Diane Burton, and Gwen Gardner!
Happy March! I can’t believe it’s the third month of the year already. In my part of the world, spring is slowly approaching and I’m ready for it–no more snow! Of course, around here we still get snow in spring so it’s more like summer I’m waiting for and that’s a long way off. If the time keeps flying like it has been though, it’s going to get here faster than I expect.
Right now in my writing world, I’m playing the waiting game. Waiting for the first round of edits for my upcoming book, waiting to hear back on a submission to another publisher. Waiting to have the next book sorted out enough in my head that I can start writing it–and I think it’ll be soon, thankfully. I tend to fear I’m being lazy when I’m just “waiting,” even though that’s just the writer neurosis talking. The best way to fill up waiting time is by doing something, though. You’re far less likely to make yourself crazy if you’re busy–or so I hear!
Frantically checking your email every hour doesn’t seem to help much either. Anybody else more anxious than insecure this month?
March 7 question – How do you celebrate when you achieve a writing goal/ finish a story?
This is a great time for this question because I JUST finished writing a book. It still needs tons of revision and editing, but I finished the first draft. The funny thing is, every time I do this, I think bells and whistles should go off and someone should throw a party in my honor, but in reality I just heave a deep, satisfied sigh, save the document, save a backup, and then get on with the day. It’s so anticlimactic!
Of course it’s not really the end until you finish editing, and then if it gets accepted by a publisher it’s not the end once again until it actually comes out for sale. I feel like that should be a much more dramatic event in my life too, but it never is.
Speaking of that, March 3rd was the three year anniversary of my first book THE WICKED CITY being published! I can’t believe it’s been that long, and at the same time, I can’t believe it was only three years ago. Funny how that is, huh?