Write, Delete, Write Again - An IWSG Post


Happy Insecure Writer’s Support Group Day! It’s October. Time for me to accept that summer is gone. People are starting to bag leaves already. Thankfully, we haven’t had to yet. Our tree is still nice and green but it won’t be much longer. The temperature at night is dropping. No!!!

This month I’m doing well on the writing front. Well, kinda sorta in my scatterbrained Elsie way. I started writing for the anthology and that’s a big deal for me. I’ve never submitted any of my writing to anyone to be officially judged. Bryan, Robyn, and Dolorah have critiqued Steps Along My Shore, but I feel that’s different. I wasn’t competing with other writers. Extremely skilled writers at that. I was up against myself.

What I ended up doing was writing about three thousand words in the anthology and then deleting the whole thing and starting over. How's that for insecure? I’m not sure I’ll be able to finish the story by the time the November 1st deadline arrives. I might. Maybe. But I’m not sure.

What I do know is this; it’s been a blast to play with these characters. This is my favorite part of writing. Flying by the seat of my pants, letting the character’s voices fill my head and tell me where they want to go…I love that! Ideally, it’s not the best approach for a deadline, but it sure did get my creative juices flowing and you gotta love that!

I’ve decided that I’ll let the story go where it takes me as it takes me there. If that means missing the deadline, so be it. Who knows, maybe there will be a place for it somewhere some other time.

Are you working on your submission for the anthology? Are you happy summer is officially over and pumpkin spice is filling the air?

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This is a post for the Insecure Writer's Support Group. It's purpose is to share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!

Please be sure and stop by and visit our co-hosts for this month:  Olga Godim, Chemist Ken, Jennifer Hawes, and Tamara Narayan!