Today's the day for the Insecure Writer's Support Group monthly posting. The first Wednesday of every month is when it happens and there are a whole bunch of bloggers who participate. Anyone can join, so feel free to add your name to the list, or just hop around and read the different posts.
Click pic for the list of participants over at Alex J.Cavanaugh's blog.
So let's see.... where am I on my writing path ... Oh yeah! I just finished the first draft of my YA thriller and gosh darn it feels good! But now I'm going through this weird kind of love/hate relationship with it. I love that my characters have developed and my plot is pretty tight, but man I keep thinking, what the heck did I do??? No one is going to wanna read about this! Teens interested in historical documents that keep a huge political secret? They don't want to read about that, do they?
They want paranormal dystopian romances, for Pete's sake!
And then I think, well no .... that's not all true. I'd have read a story like this when I was a teen: a conspiratorial/ controversial Indiana Jones meets National treasure kind of tale full of adventuresome danger.
Yep, I'd have been all over it. But will the average teen today?? I dunno.
So you see what I mean?? I'm splat in the middle of my first round of revisions and digging my work, but questioning every step of the way.
That's where I'm at right now. And I have to apologize because my blogging has been the bare minimum these past few weeks while I'm trying to get my WIP ready for beta reads. I've been so consumed with it, and the holidays and kids, that I've neglected so many other blogs and there is nothing I can say to that, except something had to give.
I'll get caught up soon though. And I miss visiting so many of you. Those who comment here are always the first on my agenda to visit, and if I happened to miss you over the last few weeks, please accept my sincerest apology. I love you for stopping by here and your comments mean the world!
Tell me, how is your writing coming along? And do you ever go through a love/hate relationship with your work?