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?




13 comments:

  1. No worries that you got the weeks mixed up. I wish I could say that I could whip out books. I'm a slow writer. I find writing cathartic too. And marketing is hard to keep up with.

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    1. Natalie, thank you for co-hosting this month! Yay!

      Oh, yes, marketing is super hard to keep up with. If only every writer came with a brownie that was saavy at marketing. hehe!

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  2. It happens!
    Wish I was fast at writing. A story every other year is my fastest speed.

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  3. I'm with you - I could write stories forever and never worry about all the other stuff. But there is that satisfaction factor in editing too. I've never been good at marketing - one of these days I'll turn my attention to it :)

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    1. Do you ever feel buried under the many books you've written? Like, getting them out there? *nervous laughter*

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  4. I pray that healing progresses quickly for you. Editing is no fun ... like flossing! :-) Marketing is an uphill process for me lately! Happier New Year!

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    1. I think there's a secret formula for marketing. When I find it, I'll be sure to share it! Happy 2022 to you too!

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  5. You are so lucky to be able to whip them novels out! That's a huge plus in this writing game.
    We have to take the delightful with the stressful - it's part of the overall package - can't have one without the other, hey?

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    1. No! I'm in total denial. No stressful. NoooOOOO! ;P

      Smart words. Thank you, Michelle.

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  6. I would never get the time right if I didn't have my trusty Google Calendar to remind me. You did it, so that counts. As to writing and storing and waiting--I'm sure we're all in that boat. I like the company.

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    1. It would be so nice if we all could meet under one roof and write! *sigh*

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