Hey everyone! Thanks for stopping by for this latest installment of the IWSG blog post. A huge thank you is in order for the ninja captain himself, Alex Cavanaugh, who is the creator and director of this wonderfully supportive group. And it's never too late to join! For more info on the IWSG or to sign up on the nifty linky-link, you can go HERE.
I'm typically a fast drafter, which basically means I spend A LOT of time revising once I'm finished. A book I'm working on may go through several rounds of revisions before I feel comfortable enough sending it to critique partners. But now that my first novel is being published, I have to write the sequel. And I have a deadline for it.
First of all, I've never had a deadline before. I wrote when I wanted to write, and typically, once I was immersed in the story, I wanted to write all the time. But now, I'm finding it hard to have the desire to write. But I HAVE to. It's not an option. I have a publisher who is expecting the sequel by a certain time, and I need to make sure I can deliver the novel by then.
Can I just say how much pressure that is?!
Lately, I've been a little blocked. The words aren't coming, the storyline is falling apart, and it's frustrating. I took a couple weeks off and now I'm coming back to it with fresh eyes, and I can only hope that it's enough to pull me through. My goal is to finish the first draft before we go on our cruise in a couple weeks. Can I do it?
I don't know. But I'm certainly willing to try!
What are you insecure about this month?