It’s the first Wednesday of the month, meaning it’s time for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group!
What has me insecure this month? Honestly, not that much.
My rewrite of my prologue passed critique group approval, and I’m halfway through rewriting my big battle scene. One of my fellow critiquers commented that my story is like a balloon, I squeeze it in one place (cut 2K from the prologue) and it bulges somewhere else (I’ve added 2K to the final battle so far). It’s not untrue. As far as insecurities go: life and work has been busy lately, so I haven’t been able write in over a week. My goal was to finish all my edits by the end of June. As today is July 3rd, well, we see that I didn’t make it.
Rather than dwell on my deficiencies, let’s move on to the question of the month!
IWSG Question of the Month: What personal traits have you written into your character(s)?
Ha! Unfortunately, it’s my less desirable qualities that have made it into my characters. MaTisha is a control freak. Cera has an inflated ego. Alberich lacks empathy and coldly analyzes everything (I do have empathy, but it’s a considerably low amount).
On the positive side: I do care about my family, which is a trait that comes out in almost all of my characters.
Do any of your traits make it into your characters? Have you had the “balloon effect” with your writing? Can you believe the year is halfway over?