Wednesday, September 4, 2013
IWSG - 2 yr anniversary!
It's Insecure Writer's Support Group time, hosted by Alex J. Cavanaugh and his co-hosts: Chemist Ken, SL Hennessey, Michelle Wallace, and Joylene Nowell Butler.
And happy TWO YEAR anniversary to the IWSG! Woot! I'm so thankful for this amazing group and for a place to learn, grow, and chat with other writers!
I'm at 30K with my current manuscript. If I would quit going back through it to edit/revise, I'd probably be at 40-50K. I really wanted to write, to get it all out, then go back after the story is finished and start the revisions. The problem is I don't know how to turn off the "editor" part of it and save it for after. That internal/inner/whatever editor is ingrained in me to edit/revise as I go. Why can't I just overlook that extra space or squiggly red line under a misspelled word? Why can't I just add/delete that dialogue tag later or move this such and such part to that such and such part later?
*sigh* Anyone else deal with that, too?
I found some amazing quotes to share:
"Every character should want something, even if it is only for a glass of water." Kurt Vonnegut
"Write. Rewrite. When not writing or rewriting, read. I know of no shortcuts." Larry L. King
"If it sounds like writing, I rewrite it." Elmore Leonard
"Remember, writing doesn't love you. It doesn't care. Nevertheless, it can behave with remarkable generosity. Speak well of it, encourage others, pass it on." Al Kennedy
Have a great week!
Happy writing and happy reading!