Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!
And we’re revving up IWSG Day to make it more fun and interactive! Every month, we'll announce a question that members can answer in their IWSG Day post. These questions may prompt you to share advice, insight, a personal experience or story. Include your answer to the question in your IWSG post or let it inspire your post if you are struggling with something to say.
March 1 Question: Have you ever pulled out a really old story and reworked it? Did it work out?
Short answer: Yep! And nope!
I have my first "Oh, maybe I can really write a novel," WIP sitting around cooling its heels on my hard drive.
Some of it is SO BAD!!!
Surprisingly, some of it is pretty good. There are a few scenes I really like and the overall storyline has lots of fun elements (mobs, witness protection, cowboys, Italian cooking, quirky characters, gunfights, romance). Now that I know more, I think I can pull this off... one day. The story doesn't fit in with the current story/series that's occupying my time, but it could either be a stand alone or part of another series that's simmering around in the back of my brain.
Now, to find the time to write them all!
How about you? What's languishing on your hard drive that might be fun to pull out?