One Wish

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 April 3 posting of the IWSG are J.H. Moncrieff, Natalie Aguirre, Patsy Collins, and Chemist Ken!

Happy April! I nearly forgot to post today, mostly because my work schedule changed and I was confused about what day it was. I can apparently write entire books but I can’t keep track of the day of the week. 😉 But here I am!

I wasn’t nearly as productive in March as I wanted to be, so I’m hoping April will be better. I’ve started working on a new book but I was hoping to be much farther along with it–and I would have been, except for a lot of procrastination. My goal for spring is to ‘spring’ into action more and write, write, write instead of spending so much time distracting myself. We’ll see if my enthusiasm blooms with the flowers this month.

April 3 question: If you could use a wish to help you write just ONE scene/chapter of your book, which one would it be? (examples: fight scene / first kiss scene / death scene / chase scene / first chapter / middle chapter / end chapter, etc.)

I think I would use my wish on any climactic scene that I write. I’m always afraid the peak of the story won’t live up to the reader’s expectation when they finally get to it. I know what I want to write while I’m aiming for it, and it seems really dramatic in my head, but when I write it, it’s usually nowhere near as sweeping and all-consuming  as I hoped it would be. Usually, I can kind of get what I expected, but I’m always worried about it not meeting the hype I’ve been working up to.

How about you? What scene would you like help writing?

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  1. Like Alex said, the page always falls short of the imagination. But the reader has an imagination too, so the trick is to guide them. Good luck to us all with that!

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  2. It would be so amazing to have the wish and know that you wrote the absolute best climax for your book. I’d use my wish on the scene I’m currently stuck on. My MCs are moving to their emotional climax where they finally trust and love each other deeply and I’m so sure I’m not doing it enough justice! In my head, it’s amazing and touching and full of squee but I’m not trusting my fingers enough to transcribe it.

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    1. Yep, that sounds about right! I have these grand, sweeping ideas in my head that seem SO romantic…and then when it comes out on the screen it’s kinda meh. I hate it! Here’s hoping you get the scene you’re looking for!

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  3. I have a difficult time writing in spring. It’s warmer, everything is starting to grow and I’d rather be out in the middle of nature digging in the dirt.. Once it gets too hot, then it’s easy for me to be back indoors in the AC LOL
    Good luck with your new book!

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  4. Best of luck on being more productive and with your new book idea. I’m in the same boat, though the idea was born a while back, I’m just now getting around to seriously paying it some attention.

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