It’s that time of the month again, first Wednesday, which means, it’s Insecure Writer’s Support Group:
Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!
This is going to be a short post today. I’m still applying the edits I received from my editor. This is what it looks like: Word document from my editor on the left, and my Scrivener project on the right (thank goodness for a wide screen).
It’s a slow process, and a very hard one where I’m continuously forced to face my shortcomings.
But it’s also the way I’m learning to get better, word by word and line by line. I’ve learned how bad I am at action beats (‘smile’ and ‘nod’ are my enemies), how much telling I have instead of showing, and how much more work this story really needs.
And the greatest lesson I’ve taken from this process is that, for me, being a writer is about perseverance.
Insecure Writer #213
What is being a writer to you?