I’ve been awake for hours, and my first tiny inkling that today is Insecure Writers’ Support Group day? Traffic on my blog, of course.
So, the question of the month is how my creativity has developed over the years.
The fairly simple answer is that my creativity has diversified. Instead of having ONE all-important project to work on, I now have more than one. If words aren’t coming in this project, I can move over to one of the others.
I think that works well for me. The scenes are more coherent… there are fewer starts and stops, and less MUST ADD BULK to get my word count.
It’s also possible you’d say my organization skills are improving. It’s not just that I didn’t do what I’m doing now five or ten years ago… it’s that I couldn’t have.
First comes the awareness that you can write a novel. Then, the idea that you can revise it to some kind of a publishable standard… and then… multiple projects.
At least for me. One book at a time? I don’t read that way… so why would I write that way?
And in a lot of ways, this boils down to choices. Having more than one thing to work on means I will work. Having more than one choice is always good, right?
So, my insecurity of the week? Give me a good kick in the… derrière on this one. But risk taking in general, and more specifically, with ideas in my books, and socially. Somebody remind me the world will not end, if I speak my mind, or stand up for other people.
If you’re doing nanowrimo, this year, let’s buddy up! I’m at https://nanowrimo.org/participants/karen-lynn.
J Q Rose