#IWSG An Insecure Writer Talking (NaNoWriMo Post)

Today I posted on a sticky post, an update for the seventh day of the torture that is called NaNoWriMo which read:-

I did a wordsprint in-world at a write-in first thing this morning my time. The event wasn’t very busy, only two of us doing a 20 minute sprint. At just over 400 words, I was pipped by the other writer by a 100 words difference. I don’t know how, but I somehow mucked around. Since then, I’ve been busy finishing off that one new chapter. 4500 words later, it’s finished, too long, and pretty crap with it.

Oh. I’ve hit that middle section of NaNo, and how. My writing makes me unhappy, and both wrists are now arching from the typing.

This post, dedicated to the Insecure Writer’s Support Group, is about my NaNo efforts, and in recognition that it’s all par for the course.

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#IWSG Learning to Have a Relationship with Revision

In my previous ROW80 Checkin post I admitted that over the past few days I’ve found myself taking a total break from my revision tasks on my work in progress. This came just after I’d drafted out the following post in readiness for my Insecure Writer’s Support Group blog.

It was a bit of a shock to find that I’d suddenly gone from almost loving the revision process, to facing a bit of revision block, but now that I’ve had time to consider this, it makes sense. The following post has been added to with my latest.

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Some Checkins : #ROW80, #IWSG and goals

I’m back from holidays, but not necessarily back fully on the blog. Or writing work for a week.

It’s still winter school holidays for my daughter, and her being home on a chilly week means I have precious little time or motivation to begin back with the writing work – I’m saving that for next week – she’s still on holidays but she’s booked into holiday activities on four days, allowing me some time to myself.

So, this post is a jut in the path of holiday-itis (another good term instead of procrastination). I am updating my new goals for the new edition of Round of Words in Eighty Days (which kicked off July 1st or 2nd or something) and some minor thoughts for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group – which is due tomorrow.

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#IWSG #ROW80 Three writing tools I should have been using long ago. 3

Part 3 – The Novel Journal

I’m tripling up (female multi-dexterousness or human laziness – you decide) with this post. It’s not only the completion of my short Three Tools series, but will do for a Wednesday #ROW80 Checkin and for a #IWSG Insecure Writers’ Support Group June post too. Go, me!

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#ROW80 and IWSG Checkins – Reconnecting with My Work

This will be a brief post, as I’m slogging on with writing some blogposts for elsewhere. This blog is going a little remiss, but I’m okay with that. Apparently, that’s how I write – in spurts. A spurt writer.

Checkins First

ROW80 – it’s about 3 weeks in to the last of Round 1 for ROW80, and I have managed to keep up with my goals for this lot – which were basically spending 2 hours per day writing. For this month, I had the intention of doing a 10K Day, and I succeeded at that last Thursday.It was fantastic to have the time to spend on my WIP like that. I had been feeling guilty about just how much time and effort my attention towards some blog posts was taking, but when it came to the day of writing solely on my WIP, I belayed my own feelings for a bit.

I learnt from the exercise too – not how hard it is to sit down for nine or so hours and write – I already knew that – but something else about reconnecting and taking time off from your work. I’ll deal with that below.

Insecure Writers Support Group – it being the first Wednesday of the month, this post is doing dual work, providing my contribution to the IWSG round also. I thought I’d talk a little about time off, speed of writing, and reconnections.Based on my own writing experience only.

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The Insecure Writer’s Support Group

Alex Cavanaugh runs a writing support group off his own blog, which works in a similar fashion as ROW80 – you sign up using a Mr Linky widget from the post, and commit to providing a blog post towards the theme – for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group this is a commitment of writing about writing every first Wednesday of the month.

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