Thursday, 8 March 2012

Feeling the fear, and doing it anyway

Thanks to everyone who commented on my IWSG post yesterday. You all had great points, and got me thinking about different ways to tackle the issue of what might be missing from my writing.

I was so inspired, I decided to get some more editing done this morning - with huge motivation from Clare - thanks chick! <3

My WIP now has two full chapters that don't make me gag when reading them, so I'm gonna call that progress! While I was working, something new occurred to me. Once I am done editing, I am one step closer to my goal of publishing. The thought stopped me in my tracks.

Me? Published? Really?? And just who do I think I am?!

I believe that evil thought process is probably what has been slowing me down. So I shouted at it. (Not literally, my mother is in the house, and I didn't want to scare her!) As a direct result of me telling the evil voice to go away, I got a lot of work done. I should be freelancing this afternoon, but as I have nothing urgent due, I am going to keep editing so I don't lost momentum, or let my doubts creep back in.






Guess what day it is tomorrow?? It's WIP:The Movie day! I don't think I could be more excited about this lol! Thanks to all of you who have signed up - there is still time! I cannot wait to see who you have all picked for your characters, and the soundtrack music you have chosen!

Also, I finally reached - and surpassed - 100 followers! I promised a giveaway, and there will be one but it will probably happen next week, once the bloghop is over!

Now, I'd better get back to work! Have a great day!


20 comments:

  1. YES! Tell that voice to shut the hell up! If you've nailed two chapters and are proud of them, embrace that.

    The thought of the next level scares me too, and I don't think I've helped myself by going on writing forums just now.

    But this is what we want, isn't it? To be published?

    Turn the fear into motivational excitement. Let the energy carry you through.

    Congratulations on your progress and good luck with the rest!

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  2. You know what? Even with five books published, I still feel that way - who am I to think I should be published? It doesn't get easier, but you learn the only way is to push through it!

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  3. Yes, kick the doubt to the curb. Let the positive thoughts flow and keep imagineing the good end result.

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  4. Good for you, Kyra! And congrats on reaching 100 followers. :)
    I'm excited for tomorrow! Yay!

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  5. Congrats on 100!! See ya tomorrow!

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  6. Congrats on your progress. Any writing in the day is a bonus I think. I managed to write on the train yesterday despite feeling tired.

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  7. Man, you have such a great attitude towards this. Good luck with the editing!

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  8. It's so good to hear other people get stopped dead in their tracks with fear of 'who do I think I am"? Not glad that you're feeling angst, but happy I'm not alone.

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  9. That is so awesome! Congrats! I've had that same evil voice holding me back! Cheers to working through it!

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  10. Yes, that stupid little voice. I'm working on mine, so I don't know yet how to make it go away. I think it's power waxes and wanes (but not with the moon). Good job on the editing. That's hard business.

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  11. Good job on the progress! That's always a good thing. And I'm so thankful for the movie hop reminder! *Whew* I seriously would have forgot. (It's just been one of those weeks.) Now I'm excited to put this post together for tomorrow! YAY!

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  12. Hooray for mental shouting!! Glad you made some progress. I feel that way too--what am I doing, thinking I can get published? But then I push it away too. I'm excited for the movie hop!! :D

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  13. That nasty inner critic has stopped better folks than me from finishing their books. I think you're right - keeping at revising will leave less brain room for it to sneak in. Cannot wait for tomorrow!

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  14. Good luck with editing! It's always a love/hate relationship with me. But my books are always shiny when I'm done. :) Can't wait to read everyone's character posts tomorrow. ;)

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  15. Not gagging when you read your own stuff is always a great sign :) I'm super excited for tomorrow!

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  16. Don't let the word 'published' scare you! If I was able to handle, you can as well.
    And glad those chapters no longer make you gag.

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  17. I used to always slow down practically to a halt when I began to reach the dreaded end of a novel. I dreaded it because I was scared of the next step, which is daft because the next step is what I've always wanted.

    Good luck with the editing :-)

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  18. Published? Why not you! Just keep on going! I was where you are now... and believe me, if you don't give up you will get where you want to go. (=

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  19. "My WIP now has two full chapters that don't make me gag" That made me laugh out loud. I know the feeling, but it's great you are seeing progress.

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  20. Thanks so much for your kinds words, guys! Yesterday was one of the best writing days I've had in a long time - I just hope I can keep that evil voice down for a bit longer!

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