This is my Insecure Writers Support Group post for December.
Alex's awesome co-hosts this month are:
Please stop by their blogs and say thank you.
Dec. 1st question: In your writing, what stresses you the most? What delights you?
I worry over plot, character, and the nitty gritty details of writing each line, as any author does. I self-publish, so I choose the cover, deal with formatting, and handle my own uploading and marketing, too. But those get easier with time and experience.
My biggest stressors are research (accuracy of facts and word etymology), proofreading, and simply finding time to write. I work full time, so even getting the first draft written is a huge accomplishment.
My favorite things are time spent immersed in the story while I'm drafting--even with the myriad little stressors, it's my therapy--and seeing the finished product in print.
What about you?
IWSG is the brainchild of Alex J. Cavanaugh. It's a monthly bloghop that offers a safe haven for writers to express their feelings and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. It's also a venue for offering support, both in the form of comments and positive posts. Writers of all kinds are welcome.
We 'meet' the first Wednesday of every month. If you're interested in learning more, click on the link above. And don't be intimidated by the size of the group. We're not expected to visit everyone on the list.