It is time for Alex J. Cavanagh's Insecure Writer's Support Group!
This week has been insanely busy. My inlaws came to visit so I've been trying to balance JuNoWriMo and being a hostess/tour guide for my relatives. Since I live right on the Gulf everyone wanted to spend tons of time at the beach. It is very difficult to write and play in the surf and sand at the same time... Which leads to my current insecurity. I always feel behind. Trying to squeeze in writing is not easy with three young children even when things are calm. I'm trying to be content with what I can realistically accomplish but my inner critic pipes up and informs me that I will never get anywhere at that pace. It's frustrating. (I am a jump in with both feet sort of person if you haven't guessed!) Maybe someday I will be able to write for hours at a time but for now I need to learn to be make the most of my minutes and be content with them.
Now on to What's Up Wednesday!
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What I'm Reading
I am reading "The Raven Boys" by Maggie Stiefvater. I'm only a few chapters in so far but I do love her writing.
What I'm Writing
I am working on "Simmer" for JuNoWriMo. I'm weaving in the subplot that I came up with the other day along with some new characters that sort of "showed up"!
What Inspires Me Right Now
The great support group at JuNoWriMo has been very inspiring to me this week. It has been an encouraging and exhilarating challenge.
Playing with my kids at the beach all week has been inspiring on the parenting front. It was wonderful to just have fun with them and watch my oldest son help the younger ones get over their fear of water.
What Else I've Been Up To
The beach and writing about some up my life this week. If I wasn't working on my book I was at the beach with family.