Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Insecure Writer's Support Group_August
Once again, it's the monthly gathering for the Insecure Writer's Support Group. Click HERE for more info on this daring group of fantastic writers who willingly elect to air their insecurities and writerly dirty laundry the first Wednesday of every month :D
I'll admit, I haven't been doing that much writing about which to be insecure, but that doesn't mean I haven't been thinking about writing.
I narrowed down some story ideas, got them solidified and can see them going smoothly in two, completely different directions than I'd originally planned. Isn't that the way it goes? An idea comes to you and you think, "Hey, I like this. This could be really good! A...B...C...yes! It's perfect." Then, you sit down to write it and, woah! No longer is there a well thought out plot. Your characters begin to revolt and a couple of them walk out of the screening room entirely.
The easy way to handle this is coffee. Chocolate helps. As does a good moment or three of a good, old fashioned pity party. BUT, once that's all over and you've ranted to your cat and the neighbors are convinced you're insane, it's time to park it at the work bench and start filing down those rough edges.
Guess what? When you do, you'll be surprised at how lovely the sculpture becomes. It's just a hint, you know. Just an outline or a synopsis or a pile of notes but it's SOMETHING. And it's YOURS. And, if you stick with it (and let the story tell you where it wants to go), it will be GLORIOUS!