It is time for Insecure Writer's Support Group!
I am so excited about the new website and can't wait to spend some time checking it out.
This month I've been revising (or hiding from revising to be completely honest). My insecurities are much the same as last month. I can get lost in my writing during drafting but I get discouraged easily when I'm in revision mode. It is so hard to get my story to live on the page the way it does in my head. Time seems to be more of an issue this month too. My husband has a different schedule and homeschooling keeps me busy. Oh and potty training, how do you write and potty train a toddler at the same time??? Maybe I should set up an office in the bathroom... I get so discouraged when I don't get much time to write. I suppose its just the stage I'm in. I wish I could write for a few hours a day and still homeschool, make homemade meals, keep up on the house and everything else that needs done. I seriously wish that I didn't have to sleep. I would much rather write all night.
Now for What's Up Wednesday!
What I'm Reading I am reading "The Great Gatsby" as my chapter a day classic. I should have it done this week. I am loving the characters and the descriptions! I'm also reading Stranded by Dani Pettrey and will hopefully be starting Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman. I'm still slowly working my way through Structuring Your Novel by K.M. Weiland and Women Living Well by Courtney Joseph.
What I'm Writing I'm revising, sort of. I've been having a horrible time fitting it in. I won a three chapter critique from YA Buccaneer's Talk Like a Pirate Contest so I am using that to motivate myself to get my first three chapters as amazing as I can so that I can send them in :)
What Inspires Me Right Now I've been finding a lot of inspiration on the Women Living Well website and in the book (that just released BTW!). Oh, and Captian Hook on Once Upon a Time. I love his character and all the ship scenes.
What Else I'm Up To
I am trying to make the house feel like fall. I love a lot of things about the Gulf Coast but I miss fall feeling "fallish". It almost looks like fall outside and it is cooler but cooler is still in the 80's most of the time. Because it doesn't feel like I want it to outside I've been using fall scented candle melts, decorating with pumpkins, eating lots of Macintosh apples and baking pumpkin things. It is helping.
I decided to join Women Living Well's annual homemaking challenge this month too. It looks fun and motivating.
Besides that I'm trying to work out. I am a much happier person when I get some exercise. I've been running 3-4 days a week and doing some yoga/Pilate/dance type workouts. Running is an excellent time to sort out writing problems :)