Wednesday 1 May 2019

IWSG (May 2019)

Thanks to Alex and this month's team of co-hosts: Lee Lowery, Juneta Key, Yvonne Ventresca, and T. Powell Coltrin

Writing is hard - some days I wonder why I do it! 

"A writer is someone for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people."

-Thomas MannEssays of Three Decades

Trouble is, I can't really imagine my life without doing it! I feel like I am truly me when I write and when it is going well it is the best feeling in the world. 

"I can shake off everything as I write; my sorrows disappear, my courage is reborn."

-Anne Frank

But I am suffering with some self-doubt right now. Can I plot a new story idea and find the words to bring the idea to life? I've actually got two ideas in the early stages, I've done a few thousands words on each of them. Right now I'm not sure which one to focus on and with both of them the plot is feeling quite fragile. I know I'm a pantser but I am trying to change and map out the plot.

“And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.”

― Sylvia Plath