Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns or offer advice to those in need. Here is a link to sign up. LINK. This is also the 2 year anniversary of IWSG, so it's an extra special day for the group.
It was a slight struggle coming up with what to write for this months IWSG. Not because I am without insecurity or advice. More so, it was hard because I feel in a state of flux. Two books down, tons learned, now what?
I have many ideas floating around my head, and all of them are begging my attention. I am also back to the struggle of, do I query or do I continue down this road of self publishing I have come to enjoy?
I was feeling slightly overwhelmed. I wanted to write, but kept stopping as I wasn't sure of my direction. I was growing frustrated, when I found that one of my favorite authors posted a new set of lectures. Brandon Sanderson teaches a class on writing and last year I found a site on YouTube that records these.
One is a seven part series, one a six part series. So, I decided I wasn't going to write or read last night, but instead I sat and watched them all back to back.
It was actually quite refreshing and when I got up today I was just in the mood to write.
Sometimes just hearing those that are where you want to be, giving a bit of advice, can steady everything out for you. I think that is why IWSG is such an important blog hop/group. It really is a place were we can all come together to offer that much needed advice and support.
Here is to another 2 years. Also I will post the first two vids in the series if anyone wants to go and watch them. They are long-ish, but worth it.
First video: 1/6
First video: 1/7
Anyway, hope you enjoy the vids if you have time to watch them. As always have fun and keep writing.