When Writing Research Face Plants #AmWriting #IWSG
[I wrote this post as a member of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group where we share our worries and also offer support and encouragement to each other on the first Wednesday of every month. If you’re a writer like me and you’re looking for a bit of support, you can click the link and sign up here
Happy IWSG Day!
Thank you to you, and thank you to the wonderful cohosts who are spreading the writing love this month.
I don’t know about you, but these past holiday weeks breezed by so fast, and yet I caught quite the sniffle making me so frustrated at not getting everything done I really wanted and meant to do. Oh well.
I’ve been working on the highest plot point in my story. The point of no return and face falling movement closely thereafter. It’s a research-based plot where History meets science with sprinkles of magical possibility. I thought it was perfect. Three edits later I realize I’ve revealed nothing new.
So this is my frustration for the month. Sheer joy at the progress of writing, then submitting, then failing on my face after feedback.
What do you do? I guess you get back on the horse and try again.
How about you? Did you manage any writing goals this month? Did you fall on your face like me? That’s okay if you did. It’s worth a good chuckle and results in a fresh new beginning of creative possibility. Don’t stop. I’m not.
Really Great Quotes For The Month
Creativity requires input, and that’s what research is. You’re gathering material with which to build. ~Gene Luen Yang
After all, the ultimate goal of all research is not objectivity, but truth. ~ Helene Deutsch
Happy IWSG Day! I decided to forego the optional question this month, but I’ll be jumping around various blogs all day to see what you all had to say 😉