Wednesday, July 3, 2013

IWSG July 2013 Get A New Idea

Welcome to my July post for IWSG, Alex Cavanaugh's brain child that gives us a place and time to discuss our insecurities as well as our successes. Check out the link to find more insecure writer's over at Alex's place.

It's amazing what a day can do. Several of them ago, I thought I would be posting an insecure tirade about my frustrations. And I really didn't want to. I don't know when I'll get a full size keyboard to type on again, or even when Talia and Landry will forgive me and decide to cooperate with their story. But, something did happen yesterday that has me writing again.

I found a shiny new idea.

Actually I've been thinking about this idea for the last six months, but thought I'd never write it because it isn't my normal thing (romance/crime novel). It was one of those that I filed away to give a friend who writes in this genre. Yesterday I gave myself permission to write it myself. So what if certain members of my family would not approve. I'm not writing for them, I'm writing for me. And if it's good enough I can always publish it under a pen name.

Yeah, so that's my advice today for all the insecure writer's out there.

1. DON'T give up!
2. Find a NEW idea if you have to, but KEEP writing!
3. LEARN to shut out the outside voices and listen to your heart.

Now, for my summer questions...

If you had strap on wings (that really worked), where would you fly? Why?