December 2021, IWSG
Is it really December already? It’s that time again to gather together as writers and blog about our insecurities. This post was written for the Insecure Writer's Support Group monthly blogging event created by author Alex J Cavanaugh. Alex's awesome co-hosts this month are PJ Colando, Diane Burton, Louise – Fundy Blue, Natalie Aguirre, and Jacqui Murray! Be sure to visit each cohost and Alex. Visit the IWSG website for a list of other bloggers participating.
December 1 is always a special day for my family. Today, is my sister’s birthday. We're both 29, now. Yes, I'm a liar! It's only me that's 29. YES, I'm still lying.
November is over, and I should have finished writing 50,000 words for the NaNoWriMo. I did not reach my goal, but this is nothing new. Per usual, I will work on my newest bunch of words through December and put it away in January. I made it to 37,000 words.
I’ve written with the NaNo unofficially for few years. Writing with it is a great exercise, but November is never a month where I should try to write 1700 words per day. I always try.
For a short story writer, writing 50,000 words in month would be a dream come true, but I’ve jumpstarted a few books and expanded on most of them. None are finished. I have written first drafts with these working titles: Butterflies (MG @ 23,000 words), The Bones (YA @ 54,000), Broken Killer (YA @ 60,000), Paper Nests (YA @ 50,000), and this year, The Crags (37,000).
Now onto the questions of the month: In your writing, what stresses you the most about your writing? What delights you?
What stresses me most about my writing is that I don’t always finish my stories. This is a stumbling block for me, and I am not pleased. I write nearly every day for 2-4 hours. I don’t know why I don't finish them. I will go see a therapist soon about this matter and get back to you. 😎
What delights me the most about my writing? This is huge for me. I am in awe that I can pull ideas from my imaginative, ADD brain and write stories. I’m amazed that anyone can do this, let alone…me. I love this about myself.
Did you write with the NaNo? What have you been reading or writing on?