The year has changed from 2014 to 2015, but our (a writer’s) worries, doubts, fears and anxieties remain the same. We are already into the second IWSG of 2015. IWSG (Insecure Writers Support Group) an online group, where writers can talk of all their writing problems with other writers, without worries of being judged or being labelled silly. Because, most other writers have the same fears and anxieties.
Ninja Captain, Alex J Cavanaugh (the author of the Amazon Bestsellers: CassaStar, CassaStorm and CassaFire and the upcoming Dragon of the Stars ) created this wonderful group. IWSG members post on the first Wednesday of the month. The IWSG website is a wonderful resource for writers.
This month my main worry is doing too many things. Not just me, I think this is happening to all the writers. Most of us have a job; either full time or part-time. Many of us free-lance as writers or editors. Then, there are the family responsibilities. Let’s not forget that we were all supposed to build a platform: blog, Twitter, Facebook and other social networking sites as a part of our writer/author duties.
I teach part-time in college, write features for the newspapers, do book reviews for a newspaper, maintain my blog, and ofcourse work on my manuscripts. How can I forget that?
To get more time to write, I have reduced my feature writing as well as other distractions. I keep my distractions to the minimum.
With so many balls that I am juggling, I always have the fear that I am not doing full justice to my stories. I often wonder what would be the result if I had loads of time to devote to my stories, blocking out all the other activities. Would I write better stories if all I did was concentrate on my writing? Would my world building be better if I had more time on my hands? Would my characters benefit from my undivided attention?
Do all of you feel the same? That you are doing too many things and having less and less time for the actual writing?