Tuesday, December 7, 2021

IWSG: What Writing Does for Me

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December 1 question – In your writing, what stresses you the most? What delights you?

Before I say a thing, I need to apologize! A big oops on my part! Here I thought that December 8th was the first Wednesday of December. 

My, has the time slipped by me so unnoticed!

To answer the question, it is keeping up with my psyche: I can whip them novels out so fast, but they sit and sit and sit while collecting, waiting for publication. I'm faster at writing than I am at anything else. I wish I had a crew behind me who could edit and format and market all of my books!

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Then there's real-life happening to me and it's not easy! I'm dealing with putting together Humpty Dumpty. It has been a journey of frustration and tears but the rewards of healing have been miraculous and so very beautiful.

So I keep writing more because it's cathartic!

Then there is the satisfaction in editing. It gives me the chance to revisit my beloved stories. Formatting is an art. It's aesthetic. Then there's creating the book cover! Wow. There's another art form.

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Marketing has slipped me!

I was really good at it several years ago before I took a sabbatical and it went all downhill from there.

So I find myself at the start with a fresh page begging to have a new story written.

What do you find most stressful about writing? What joys does it bring you?