It's the first Wednesday of the month and time for Insecure Writer's Support Group! If you're an insecure writer or just looking for a forum to discuss writing strategies and meet other authors and bloggers, check us out here. And a huge shout out to our fearless leader, Ninja Captain Alex J. Cavanaugh, for starting this amazing group!
I've taken a month off from writing, blogging, and pretty much everything non-wedding related as I entered into the whirlwind that was getting married. But now my wedding has come and gone, my honeymoon enjoyed, presents opened, thank-you notes sent, and now... finally... I am able to get back to normal. Blissful, married normal, but normal nonetheless.
And I am a bit scared. I've decided to go back to work on a formerly abandoned piece that's been sitting on the metaphorical shelf for many years. It needs A LOT of work, and might be better left alone, but I've decided to just dive in and see what happens. And as nervous as I am that it'll be a complete disaster, I'm also experiencing that amazing feeling only writers know as we open up a fresh page and dive in to an all new (or in this case, new again) project.
It's wonderful, and terrifying, and I'll just have to keep plugging away and see what I've got underneath the wreck of my uncompleted first draft. Keep your fingers crossed for me! And good luck to all the other writers out there in various phases of the writing process. Remember, don't think of it as a novel. It's one word, followed by one sentence, followed by one paragraph, followed by...