Waiting For Spring

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 6 posting of the IWSG are Fundy Blue, Beverly Stowe McClure, Erika Beebe, and Lisa Buie-Collard!

Happy March! I’m eagerly awaiting the coming of spring–I’m thoroughly done with the cold and snow now, thank you very much. How’s the weather where you are?

Let’s see, what am I insecure about this month? I just sent off a new submission to my publisher (the sequel to Hidden) so I’m chewing my nails waiting for an answer. In the meantime I’m trying to work on another book, both to keep myself distracted and keep the ball rolling. I feel like I’m struggling to do anything creative-wise lately, though. Just a lot of mental blocks at the moment. I know the best way over them is through, but it just seems so hard. And I’ve been epically lazy, too. I’m sure the laziness is only making the blocks worse, so it’s a vicious cycle. I need to focus and put more effort in. It’s not a matter of not having the time, it’s using the time I have wisely instead of procrastinating.

Ah, I love this once-a-month chance to whine and moan and stomp my feet. 🙂

March 6 question – Whose perspective do you like to write from best, the hero (protagonist) or the villain (antagonist)? And why?

I don’t think I’ve ever written from the antagonist’s point of view, so I’d have to say the protagonist. However, I do like stories, and TV shows, and movies, where the antagonist is the main character, or where we at least get a big first-hand view of their side of the story. I’m a sucker for a good anti-hero. I just haven’t written one.

How about you? Which do you like to write–or which do you enjoy in other people’s art?

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  1. How exciting and nerve-racking to be waiting on a submission ~ wishing you an acceptance letter, Megan! I’d probably be scouring my entire house as a distraction. It is good to have a whine, moan, and stomp place to go to. ~ LOL Have a great week!

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  2. Wishing you all kind of luck with that submission!
    I actually like writing from both perspectives although I haven’t done any villains in my longer works .. yet 🙂

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  3. Good luck with your new submission. Hope you get an answer soon. And I’ve written an antagonist before (he also happened to be the love interest) and I found it different. When you write from that perspective you don’t have the ‘rules’ so to speak. They can operate under different guidelines which is a little freeing.

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  4. Good luck with your new submission! I kind of enjoy writing from the villain’s perspective. Not all the time, but sometimes. Everyone is the hero of their own story, after all, and villains have what they think are justifiable reasons for what they’re doing. It can be interesting to explore what those reasons are.

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