Every month on the first Wednesday, the Insecure Writer’s Support Group gathers across the bloggosphere to express our insecurities and encourage others. Today is that day!
When it comes to writing this year, I’m not bounding through the progress. But that’s because my primary personal push has been exercise and fitness. That’s led to using my lunch hours for lifting weights rather than a pen, and tracking habits instead of word counts.
But am I insecure about it? Eh… not really.
I’ve resolved to finish Murder Most Fowl this year. Back in 2014, I pantsed a serial Cera Chronicle for the April A-Z challenge. The plot was all over the place, the believability wasn’t awesome, and it was too short for my novella target range. I’d planned on revamping it a few years back, but Isto refused to relinquish my attention. Thankfully, I finished Isto last year, and Teymir isn’t demanding that I put down words quite yet, so Murder Most Fowl gets my lovin’ this year. I’m at 20K (that’s 9K more than the blogged version already) and my goal is to wind up in the 25K range (Look Ma, I can write shorter stories!).
5K is totally doable.
So am I insecure? Nope. Can I accomplish this task and still conquer my fitness goals? Heck yeah! I’m gonna do it.
IWSG Question of the Month Besides writing what other creative outlets do you have?
Ha! Do you have a year for me to lay all that out for you? We’ll just hit the primary ones: sketching, digital painting, dying my hair, creating my book covers, sewing, photography, and making random stuff with my kids out of whatever we find in the craft closet.
I’ve been known to do other stuff like pole dancing and canvas painting, but those are less frequent than my usual endeavors. 😉
Have you found smaller projects less daunting? Does fitness ever get in the way of your writing or vice versa? What creative outlets do you have?