This is the second last IWSG of the year. 2015 is now in a hurry to fly by at the speed of lightening. IWSG is one of the best things to happen to a writer at any stage of their writing career. The credit for starting this awesome online group should go to the super awesome and super inspiring Alex Cavanaugh – Author of Amazon bestsellers: CassaStar, CassaStorm, CassaFire and Dragon of the Stars. Alex is better known as Ninja Captain in blogland.
IWSG members post on the first Wednesday of every month. Our posts talk about all our writing worries, fears, doubts, insecurities and anxieties. We also help, support, advice and encourage other writers. Check the IWSG website for awesome writing tips.
One of my biggest insecurity and fear is not doing justice to the story I am writing. Yes, I started my young adult novel. Finally! It's quite a change from the middle grade novels I have so far written. I am wracked by anxiety. I know that until I finish the first draft I will be quite stressed out. Every scene I have plotted makes me wonder whether I am getting the mannerisms of a seventeen-year old right.
Yesterday, I wrote a rough outline, jotted down a few character sketches and wrote the first chapter, all with doubts pecking my mind. The doubts were so loud and strong that I nearly stopped writing.
Later, I decided that to hell with the doubts and anxiety, I will dedicate the month of November to this book. It's my dream to write a love story. And one month out of my writing life is not asking for much. Even if I fail I can always revert back to my children's books.
I wonder how other writers who tackle a new genre or age group manage?Any tips for me on tackling a Young Adult novel?