Wednesday, March 5, 2014

No A-Z for me, but I'm still cheering for you (IWSG)

I have decided not to take part in the A-Z challenge this year. I simply don’t have the mental energy for it this year and I really want to spend more time developing my writing. I think I have a unique vision and voice that needs to be channeled into a coherent thought, which at this time still eludes me, but I might find it through trying more writing styles, genres and even changing points of view. I have even decided to go back to writing my stories in longhand first, before typing it into the computer. That used to be my process before I became lazy and decided to type everything on the computer.

Just because I’m not participating in the challenge, doesn’t mean I won’t be visiting the rest of your blogs and lending support. I will be an eager cheerleader for your creativity and bravery as always.

The Insecure Writers Support Group was created by the wonderfully talented Mr Alex J. Cavanaugh, so that writers could communicate to others the fears and insecurities that they might have. You can visit Alex Here, or if you want to join us in discussing our insecurities on the first Wednesday of each month, you are welcome to join by going Here.

20 comments :

  1. I'm glad you're still working on your writing, Murees. Please remember to let me know if I can help in any way. Best wishes always,

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  2. Deanie - Thank you. You are always so kind.

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  3. I think we have to make tough decisions sometimes when it comes to our writing and what we spend our time on. Good luck with your writing!

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  4. Caffe - Thank you for the wise words and the visit.

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  5. Hi Murees, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
    http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.ca/

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  6. Hey, we're in the same boat. I'm not taking on the A-Z challenge because I want to spend that time on my writing but I'm really rooting for those that are. I hope we both have a very productive writing month. Best of luck.

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  7. The A to Z does take up a lot of time. I think if it's the right decision for, it's the right decision. Keep writing :)

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  8. Good for you for prioritizing! I love a woman that will say 'No, but I love you.'

    ;)

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  9. Hi Murees.
    Keep working on your writing!
    Patience and perseverance will get you there...

    And I'm looking forward to your visits during the A to Z challenge!

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  10. Chris - It is so nice to meet you. Thank you for the visit and for following my blog. I will definitely follow you right back.

    LD - Thank you. I like knowing I am not the only one making that decision. I know both of us are going to have a great writing month. Best of luck to you as well.

    Rebecca - Thank you for the support. I hope your writing will flow and that the querying process will be good.

    Katie - Thank you. I am grateful for the support.

    Michelle - Thank you. Your words are really true and I'm implementing them and working hard.

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  11. If you think your time is better spent on writing rather than blogging, then that's obviously the way to go. It's great you want to learn the best writing styles and techniques for you. I find writing by hand really does help - in fact, I tried a technique that works well if you're struggling with a story... You write with your other hand. Yes, the page looks messy, but the idea is your brain is so busy trying to make the words legible that your subconscious mind is free to create wonderful things!

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  12. Annalisa - Thank you so much for the great tip. I definitely have to try it. I will still try to blog, but the A-Z challenge might be a bit much, considering that I barely blog regularly now. Thank you for always being supportive and understanding.

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  13. Hi Murees - I hear you - and just sometimes we need our space - good luck with putting your energies into finding your voice.

    It'll be good to see you around .. cheers Hilary

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  14. Hilary - Thank you. I will be stopping by to offer support and encouragement.

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  15. I decided way back last year not to sign up again, decided in January to stick to that resolution.

    And boy am I glad of it now.

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  16. Misha - Thank you for letting me know I am not alone. I agree with you, I am really glad I am not taking part this year. I simply don't have the energy.

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  17. That's a shame you won't be doing A-Z this year. Makes sense to focus on the writing though. Hope it's all going well. :-)

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  18. Ermie - I feel bad about not being able to juggle everything, but not participating is really the best thing. Thank you for your kind words, I wish you all the best for A-Z. I hope you will have lots of fun.

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  19. Good luck! Sometimes we have to take a step back in order to move forward. Prioritizing goes a long way :)

    Chanzie @ Mean Who You Are.

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  20. Chene - Thank you for your kind words and the visit.

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