It’s the first Wednesday of the month and time again for the IWSG (Insecure Writers Support Group) started by the talented Alex Cavanaugh. It is a day in which we writers can share our insecurities as well as reach out and help other writers when we are doing well.
We all have those low and insecure moments as well as those amazing highs. I think writers in general have to learn how to maintain those bi-polar feelings in order to exist.
As of this moment things are going okay for me. My queries are out in the internet world doing their work and hopefully I will catch a bite this time around. I realized after the first batch of queries (3) and all rejections that I needed to take a look at my first chapter again. This is the chapter that’s going to hook my agent. After picking it up a few weeks after I was done, I realized there was A LOT of improvement to be done. So that is just what I did. I scrapped the first chapter and re-wrote it.
It sounds much better now. My characters voice now screams out of the page instead of finding itself lost in a wordy mess.
I am also work-shopping it again to really finely polish it!
Plus, I have started on a new adventure with an entirely new cast who I am enjoying getting to know.
Mix in, the day job, the pre-schooler, the Ebay business, housework, P90X3, and the husband and I am doing a pretty good job of squeaking every bit of usable time out of each and every day!
Hope my fellow writers out there are on the up-climb as well!