Welcome to this month's gathering of the Insecure Writer's Support Group. The chance to share our own writing insecurities and help and encourage our fellow writers.
So, what am I particularly insecure about this month? Well, to be honest, it sort of relates to this month's question too!
I started off the year full of enthusiasm for my new story. I wrote 10,000 words and generally I was humming along quite nicely thank you very much.
BUT, then I started reading through an old manuscript . . . one I hadn't worked on for a few years. And I fell in love with it all over again! A good thing right? I liked the characters, the plot was fundamentally sound and I got sucked right back into it. It does need a good edit and a bit of re-working. I feel my writing has improved so much in the interim time that I can see where I can improve things. Anyway, I liked it so much that I have spent my last few writing sessions working on it.
The only problem is, I'm feeling a bit guilty about my other newer manuscript. I have sort of left it hanging! Does anyone else do this? I suppose I can go back and work on it again later, but I think I owe it to the older one to give it a go.
This month's group question is: Have you ever pulled out a really old story and reworked it? Did it work out?
Well, I think I have answered the first part of that question . . . you may have to wait a while before I can answer the second!
Thanks to Alex. J. Cavanaugh
And this months Co-Hosts:Tamara Narayan