Wednesday, June 7, 2017

It's a writer's life for me #IWSG




Hi, everyone.

It's time to share our thoughts, insecurities, and encouraging words. Thanks to Alex Cavanaugh and JH MoncrieffMadeline Mora-SummonteJen ChandlerMegan MorganHeather GardnNot a member? Want to know more about the group? Click here



The re-write of my upper middle-grade fantasy is done! A friend beta read the first 25-pages and I was super excited to get her feedback. I've already tweaked the pages. There wasn't much, which is great news. I may read the story one more time looking for sentences I can tighten up. Then I'm thinking of having this one go through a round of developmental edits. Or maybe DE-light. Is there such a thing? I recently signed up for Reedsy so I'll find out.




No matter if you write a story for yourself, your kids, to self-publish, or to publish traditionally, this quote is true. The only way you fail is if you stop writing. Over the years, I've heard agents, editors and authors say it takes a combination of skill, persistence, and luck to be successful as a writer and not always in that order. I think of this when writer's block hits or when an editor passes on one of my projects. This brings me to this month's questions.

Question of the month:
Did you ever say “I quit”? If so, what happened to make you come back to writing?

My answer: No I haven't. Writing a novel is hard work, but it is also thrilling and rewarding. I love the challenge of creating new characters, getting to know them, and becoming lost in their worlds. 

How about you? Have you quit? What made you come back?






23 comments:

  1. Congratulations on completing your manuscript Cherie! YAY! I will never give up! Writers Rock :)

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  2. Yay! How exciting. There isn't much better than that stage where you're on the verge of sharing a writerly love, eh?

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    1. Here's looking forward to the next bit of news on it.

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  3. Congrats on finishing! Good luck with the developmental edits!

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  4. It has to feel good to get that rewrite done. Let other people look at it for a while while you relax a bit.

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    1. That's the plan. Although, my idea of relaxing is plotting my next project.

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  5. Awesome! And you are going through Reedsy - very cool.

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    1. I've been checking it out and think I will try it.

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  6. That's my motto: just keep going. It's not always easy. Thanks for the encouragement!

    Here's my IWSG June post: how to survive the 'little quits'

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    1. I like your motto. :) Thanks for stopping by.

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  7. LOVE the quote. It's so true! Got to play to win, right? Thanks for stopping by my blog and signing up for the tour, Cherie!! You're the best :)

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  8. Good luck with your fantasy edits! It's awesome that your friend wasn't able to find much. :)

    With Love,
    Mandy

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  9. Congrats on finishing! I hope you toasted with something bubbly and delicious.

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  10. Hooray for finishing the rewrite! It feels good to polish a manuscript.

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