2017 has flown by in the blink of an eye. I still remember the first IWSG post of the year and now it’s the last. IWSG (Insecure Writers Support Group) is one of the best things to happen to writers all over the world. Why is it the best thing? Because believe it or not, writers are very insecure creatures. We think other writers write way better than us, create wonderful settings, etch characters that leave our own characters way behind in the literary stakes.
Inshort we writers lug around a truckload of anxieties, insecurities, doubts and fears. And if Ninja Captain Alex J Cavanaugh (author of the Amazon Bestsellers: CassaStar, CassaStorm, CassaFire and Dragon of the Stars) and founder of this awesome group did not give us this wonderful opportunity to let off our writing steam, we all would go mad under the onslaught of our worries. Adorable Ninja Captain concerned about our mental and emotional well-being quickly formed this group to take care of his tribe. IWSG has a wonderful website with a whole lot of writing related information.
And under Captain Alex’s capable leadership writers roam around blogosphere with large smiles on their faces as they have given vent to their writing related frustrations via an IWSG post.
December 6th IWSG question: As you look back on 2017, with all its successes/failures, if you could backtrack, what would you do differently?
If I could do anything differently I would wipe out the few months of this year wherein I wasted time doing nothing. Yes, I suffered from a heavy bout of writing lethargy and indulged in procrastination with my stories. Due to those few months I’m way behind my writing and reading goals for 2017. But, I learnt a very important lesson, that I must manage my time wisely on a daily basis, else I’ll end up as a bundle of frustration and anxiety due to not having achieved my daily writing goals and weekly reading goals.
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