The first Wednesday of each month is Insecure Writer’s Support Group day, and today is that day. I haven’t blogged in a while. Not that I don’t have much to say, but I’ve been too distracted to write it down. I pushed myself hard in the realm of exercise and am pleased to say I’ve made progress. Not only did I complete the Colonel’s Challenge at work:
I’ve also made good progress toward my goal of losing 30 lbs this year.
But my writing has stalled out. (Insecure writer here.) I’m trying to finish Murder Most Fowl, but I can’t seem to find my way to the end. I know where I need to get to, but I can’t connect the dots. It doesn’t help that digital painting has stolen a lot of my attention.
Last year, I put a focus on improving my digital painting. I’m not a pro in any way, but I have gotten better. As I tried to force myself to work on the Cera Chronicles, the idea wriggled into my brain that maybe, just maybe, I could digitally paint my own covers. It took a few false starts, and I tossed out several versions, but finally I made a picture I liked, that I felt might actually be good enough to grace a cover.
If you have any critical feedback, please shout it out. Seriously. I’m still learning, still improving, and I can’t recognize where my work falls short. I suppose it’s the same with writing. That’s why we have critique partners and beta readers, right?
IWSG Question of the Month – Whose perspective do you like to write from best, the hero (protagonist) or the villain (antagonist)? And why?
Aren’t all characters heroes of their own story? They are in my head. Sure, they might be sadistic murderous fiends, but they were justified in their actions. At least, that’s what they believe. Therefore, I’m going to have to say I write best from the protagonist’s POV, since they’re all protagonists if I’m telling their story.
Got any critical feedback for the cover? What perspective do you like writing from? How are your goals going so far?