Wednesday, December 4, 2019

IWSG & Dreaming Big

The Insecure Writer's Support Group is the brainchild of Alex J. Cavanaugh. He, his clones, minions, friends, and fellow authors make it an amazing event every month.



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!


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December 4 question - Let's play a game. Imagine. Role-play. How would you describe your future writer self, your life and what it looks and feels like if you were living the dream? Or if you are already there, what does it look and feel like? Tell the rest of us. What would you change or improve?

I'm a pretty content person - I like my life the way it is...

BUT

... if I'm dreaming big, then I'd probably add these changes

  • copies of my (multiple!) published books on the shelf in my den
  • a desk where my feet touch the ground and I can sit without pain for an hour at a time
  • someone in the background quietly cleaning my house with products that don't make me sneeze
  • and most important of all - me as a confident author who is able to tackle those major revisions without flinching and without needing more than 2 or 3 revision rounds!

How about you, what's a change that you would/will make if you're dreaming BIG?


59 comments:

  1. Your feet don't touch the ground now? That must feel super weird.

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    1. It does - My hubby is going to take a few inches off the desk one of these days! :)

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  2. Ooh...I'd like that cleaner to visit my place too!

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  3. I like the idea of "my published books on the shelf" in my office too!

    Congrats on finishing the draft during November. It was so difficult for me not to edit as I wrote.

    Teresa

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    1. I love first drafts - I could write them forever. The editing tries to kill my soul some days so it's easy to ignore!

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  4. I would love for someone else to clean my house.

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  5. I’d have to clean my house before I let someone clean my house! 🤷‍♀️

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  6. I can't imagine ever getting to the stage of not needing multiple rewrites of my stuff – but that doesn't mean it won't happen for you.

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    1. It hasn't happened so far, but I'm hoping one day!! :)

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  7. All great dreams. I am with you on the last one. I'm going crazy revising one of my books. Looks like it will need atleast 2 to 3 revision rounds!

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    1. Thanks - those revision rounds can be so tough!!!

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  8. Hi,
    I like the fact that you are content. I am too even though I am in the middle of a revision for possible publication by a publisher. Keep up the great work and all the best.
    Shalom aleichem,
    Pat G @ EverythingMustChange

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    1. Thanks Pat - and wishing you ALL the luck with that revision!

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  9. I'd go for someone cleaning my home so I don't have to.

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  10. A big hooray for being content. Love your dreams. If wishes were horses I would like to stop feeling inadequate. About everything.

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    1. I completely Agee with you on that feeling - maybe one day we'll get there!

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  11. I'd have more time to write for myself. Your dreams sound great.

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    1. That's a very good dream - and I think you're getting closer to making that a reality!

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  12. November is a hard month for writing! I'm creating my own NaNo in January.

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  13. I love your last goal! I would love to be able to go through revisions more easily. Or at least faster!

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    1. Me too - revisions tend to suck me dry and make me believe I'm the worst writer ever!

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  14. I am SO up for that 'cleaning in the background' person. Why didn't I think of that? And why hasn't anyone else mentioned that because gosh yes!

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    1. LOL - yes!!! It's a very important goal - at least to me!

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  15. Sounds like great dreams to me. I especially love the sounds of cleaning. I would add cooking and laundry being done too. :) Then the distractions would be much less!
    ~Jess

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    1. I like cooking and baking, but I'm more that willing to have someone do the laundry too! :)

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  16. I love the person quietly cleaning the house in the background part.

    And how I would love to be able to wrap up my revisions in two or three rounds. That really is the dream, isn't it?

    Happy Holidays!

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    1. It sure is!! I feel like I've done 100 editing rounds on most of my books so far - and I'm not done yet!

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  17. The confident author goal -- something we all wish for!

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  18. You have awesome goals. And btw even I struggle to make my feet touch the ground most of the times when I sit.

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  19. Ah, someone cleaning the house while I write. Why didn't I think of that? Instead of me typing away thinking of the floors needing the vac, the shelves needing dusting and whatever...Having a shelf of my books in my study is a sweet thought...and doable. Here's to writerly success, Jemi!

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    1. Cheers, Denise! Hoping for the best in 2020!!!

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  20. I love your dream, especially the part about someone cleaning your house. Yes. And while they're doing that, you're writing your next blockbuster. I can see it now.

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    1. Thanks Lee! I'd be content with the house cleaning though! :P

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  21. Great dreams. Here’s hoping all of them become real one day.

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  22. Someone quietly cleaning in the background? Why didn't I think of that?? With all the money you'll make with the multiple book deal, you can afford it now:)

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  23. Someone else doing the cleaning? Can they also come and do that and some cooking for me please?

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  24. I like your list of desired changes! Especially the comfy desk chair and someone doing the housework. I seem to have opted for the version where I don't do it... and neither does anyone else.

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  25. Yes, please...can I have someone cleaning for me too?

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  26. "Someone cleaning my house while I write"... heaven!
    Merry Christmas :)

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    1. It would be!!!
      Hope you have a wonderful Christmas, Carol!! :)

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