Wednesday 3 October 2012

The Insecure Writer's Support Group

Hello again, IWSG writers. And for the benefit of those who don't know what the IWSG is... it is a monthly blogfest started by science-fiction blogger, Alex J. Cavanaugh, wherein members can share their writerly challenges, and also provide support to one another.

Right now, my number one challenge seems to be getting some actual writing done. At the start of the year, one of my resolutions was setting aside some time each day to write; in a bid to make the transition from aspiring writer to full-time writer. But ever since I started to self-publish my epic fantasy series, Guardians & The Lost Paradise, I've been bugged down with edits, cover design, and the like.

So far, this year, I have written about 60,000 words, most of which was put down during a writing challenge back in February. I would really love to do NaNoWriMo next month; God knows I could really use that extra 50,000 words. I even have the perfect project to work on, long-since outlined and waiting for realization. But with my current workload that prospect seems rather slim.

But who knows, I just might experience the spark of inspiration I need to push me in that direction. In the meantime, I have a climax and denouement still waiting to be written for my current project. I should ideally get that over with before embarking on anything new. *sigh* Oh well.


  1. I can't imagine the work that goes into preparing six books! Aim for NaNo. Might be what you need.

  2. I am debating whether to do NaNo too. It does get me cranking out the words, which is always a good thing.

    Allison (Geek Banter)

  3. That's a mean feat, setting aside writing time daily- but an impressive one! I wish I could do something creative everyday, but its not always possible. I do often find periods with bursts of activity that cannot be halted though! I get a lot of work done in those flurries!

  4. That's absolutely my problem too. I can't seem to actually find the will to write. Maybe NaNo really is the way to go. Are you going to consider it?

  5. Unfortunately, once the final draft is finished, the hard part starts. Edits, covers etc that you mentioned are just as important though, it's part of the job - so therefore you are a full-time writer because writing isn't all there is to it.

  6. Yes, to actually getting some writing done. It's just not that easy, is it?