Wednesday, April 3, 2013


It's that time again, IWSG, where we share success and insecurities about writing.

Last month I made great headway on my WIP.  I separated all of my characters and am writing each of their stories up to the climax, and then I'll tie everything together.

I found that when I do it this way it's easier for me to focus and spend a lot of time with one character.  I am also hoping that I get rid of any time issues I've had in previous incarnations of this work.  Character growth and change *should* be easier to spot.

Biggest insecurity:

This Blog. I had so much enthusiasm when I started and now, I guess I am not so confident that what I have to say or share is in anyway helpful, meaningful or interesting.  While posts helped me while I wrote less fiction, finding a balance while I *am* writing, is proving more difficult than I expected.  I regain focus in my fiction, and lose it for the blog.

I have tried different approaches and they haven't been holding my interest.  Perhaps it is that I have given this blog too narrow of a focus and I should allow more flex in it to meet my needs.

Don't have that one worked out yet.  Do I want to continue blogging? Yes.  Do I need inspiration?  Definitely.  Maybe it's time for another makeover ....

I do those way too often, a clear reepresentation of my indecision, for sure.  But to be fair, I have in my life been in a point of flux and change the last few years, and all the old systems just don't work anymore.  I've changed my approach to novel writing for what works for the *new me* and I've been in the process of changing my life to match.

It then makes sense that I have to find a way to make my online persona (and blog) a match as well.  So, a makeover it is.   *sigh*


  1. I understand what you mean, finding a balance is always hard and as I write more, my blog gets to suffer. On the bright side, your readers are happy to know you are doing well and will go along with you as you find your voice.

    Best of luck!

  2. Yeah, making a blog work is really hard. I don't know what to say there. The only way I've ever managed to make things work is to constantly slog through one day at a time.

    What I can say is that it's always best to be honest. I've been cutting back on blogging lately because it just takes so long.

    Good luck!

  3. Wow, it's Saturday and I'm still catching up with IWSG posts!!

    I'd say your blog can be anything you want it to be. Mine seems to be quite successful based on the number of visitors (rather than bots - you can always tell those), and I have nothing to 'teach' people. I've taken the watercooler option - I say something daft/have a random opinion and people comment. Sometimes I'm posting 4 days a week, other times once. A blog should be fun, but you can design it whichever way makes it the most fun for you... without having to think about stopping altogether! Good luck.

    Annalisa Crawford, One of April's IWSG Co-Hosts