It's the first Wednesday of the month and time for my Insecure Writer's Support Group post. A huge thanks to Alex J. Cavanaugh for putting together this group. I appreciate the opportunity to share my insecurities on the #IWSG therapy couch and to read how others are doing.
Oh, and a little bird told me that there's a big announcement tomorrow regarding #IWSG. Can't wait to find out what it's all about.
This month I want to share a recent discovery I've made.
Normally, the more I write, the less insecure I feel. When I'm in a writing groove, which I am fortunately in at the moment, it's all about the writing. Insecurities rear their ugly head when I'm editing and then again when I send a piece out for critique.
Or at least that's how I felt writing my last two books. Now working on book two I've discovered a new insecurity. Not screwing up the details.
Since I'm a pantser, I like to let the story unfold naturally. But with a book two (and knowing I want to write a book three), I have to pay attention to the details set forth in book one and set up details I want to unfold in book three.
But every time I sit down to write out details and try to outline the same thing happens--I start writing.
What's a pantser to do?
I'm looking forward to visiting as many blogs as possible this month. My goal is to visit at least twenty new #IWSG blogs in addition to old favorites.