Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Shoving Insecurities into the Corner #IWSG


Hi everyone! 

Welcome to Insecure Writer's Support Group. We are a group writers who share our doubts and encouragements. I'd like to thank Alex Cavanaugh and this month's hosts. Learn more about the group here.

I just got back from SCBWI’s Summer Conference in Los Angeles, so I’m energized and excited to get back to my work-in-progress and to apply many of the tips and techniques learned. (I’ll be posting some of the highlights from the conference next week.) My insecurities are just going to have to hide in a corner until the high from the conference subsides, because I’m sure it will.

As some of you may remember, last month I asked for writer-ly questions for a post I was doing for the group blog I’m a part of. Since I could only pick one question for that post, I answered the others on my blog. The last two are below.

  Q:   “When you are writing, do you need complete silence or do you prefer some sort of background noise?” Optimistic

A: I don’t mind background noise. In fact, I often write in the family room when my husband is watching TV. I’m good at blocking it out. I can’t, however, listen to music when I’m writing. I end up singing along with the songs. J

  Q:   “What were the factors that led you to the decision to give so much of your heart and time to writing?” Nikki

A: I find writing relaxing. It’s not a job or a chore, but something I enjoy. Plus, I have so many story ideas floating around in my head. I like taking the characters and snippets of a scene, sitting down with my laptop, and seeing where they take me.


Thanks to everyone who asked a question for the Dear Author Dearest post that I contributed to on Darkly Delicious YA. For those who may have missed the posts, below is a list of the questions. Just click the questions to be redirected to that blog post.






How are you doing this month? Do you need silence to write? How do you decide what to spend money on when it comes to improving your craft? What led you to dedicate so much time to your writing?


12 comments:

  1. Ahh how great! Enjoy that conference high while it lasts. I'll be back to read your highlights :D

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    1. Thanks. I'm hoping the high sticks around awhile. =)

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  2. Hey Cherie, you must be tired after that long travel but it also sounds energizing to attend a conference! I can't listen to TV in the background but I can listen to music as long as it doesn't have lyrics. happy writing!

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    1. You know, I should be tired, but I'm not. Happy writing to you ,too.

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  3. I can watch television and listen to music while writing! My wife will attest that I am really good at tuning out everything. Including her.
    Glad the conference was awesome.

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    1. If I'm in a writing flow, I do a good job of blocking my husband out right along with the TV.

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  4. I can't even write to music anymore, except for some very ambient music, and having other people or TVs around me just doesn't work. These days, I turn on an air cleaner next to me just so I have some white noise around me.

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  5. I'm looking forward to reading more about what you learned. Love learning new things and I'm so glad you're will to share the gold. :-)

    Anna from Shout with Emaginette

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    1. I have pages of notes. SCBWI also have updates on their blog. I'll share a link in my next post.

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  6. I need silence and I didn't used to. But it's getting harder to concentrate with family in and out all day. The cons of living on a lake in a heatwave. LOL. Hi, Cherie. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. =)

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