Wednesday, October 3, 2012

IWSG: Totally Secure!

As you know The Insecure Writer's Support Group is hosted by Alex J. Cavanaugh. And it's a funny day for it, because I'm feeling completely secure. Don't get me wrong, I still suck. I suck less than I did two years ago, and in two years I will probably suck even less. Recently, I talked about the progress I've made, and the way I still had to go here. But in spite of my use of language being weak (or maybe not even weak just not as strong as I would like it to be), my re-writes are going well. I'm enjoying my manuscript and feeling entirely optimistic today. Rather than ranting (which I have been known to do) I'd rather move forward. New goals. New lessons to learn. Progress.My vocab is limited for a writer, and my use of language could be stronger. Fine, I'll teach myself to use stronger language the way I taught myself to plot or blog.

In fact, I'm issuing a challenge. Next week, I'm writing flash fiction for five days. Each day, I will be writing a beginning, middle, and end limited to the words found in the first five pages of my favorite works. There may be a couple of poems thrown in for good measure. After all, we have five days to cover. Feel free to join me.

I can do this. I am confident. In the process, I will strengthen my use of language and learn to bend words before my third set of rewrites.



  1. Excellent challenge. Vocabulary is increased through reading. Devour books and gain. Finding your voice important, you'll get there. It's a Journey with a few detours! :)
    Nice to meet you via the IWSG

  2. Call it the Word Warp. And don't roar too loud--you'll wake the dragons.

  3. LOL. I suck too, but much less than last year. :)

  4. That sounds like a great challenge!

    Hooray for writer confidence. :)

  5. Hi, Beth! Yeah for confidence!! : )

  6. What a great challenge! Looking forward to some good reading next week.