Okay, fine. I can admit that I’m happy December is here. Not because I enjoy the cold weather because we all know I don’t. Rather, it’s typically the month when my family is able to be together under one roof for a week or so. That makes my heart happy. While that doesn’t have a whole lot to do with this post for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group, it might affect how much writing I do this month.
Typically as the colder weather sets in, I write more. I get home from work, throw on my warm and wonderful sweatpants and a comfy long-sleeved shirt and start writing. Sometimes it’s a blog post. Sometimes it’s writing through my volunteer work, and then of course, there’s my latest WIP: A daily reader.
Although November wasn’t record-breaking writing by any means, I did get some done…then I quickly deleted it.
I found I was unsure what direction I wanted to go. I want to inspire the reader. I want to remind them how awesome they are. I want to provide light in their darkness and instill hope during tough times.
Yet when I tried to put that into words, my writing voice kept creeping in so I’d delete it and start again. Then it occurred it me. “Hey goober, if this is your book and these are your readers, then they probably already know you write with a touch of humor.”
That was the point of writing the book in the first place. To write a daily reader that wasn’t quite like any out there already. If it helps people, that would be amazing. I’d be so grateful. If not, well, I guess I’ll never know, will I? Unless they post a negative review, I suppose.
Have you ever worked on a project only to scrap it, then do it all over again?
This is a post for the Insecure Writer's Support Group. Its 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! A big thank you to Alex Cavanaugh for making all of this possible. You rock!