I’ve been a bit lax on the blogging front lately and here we are at the first Wednesday of the month again. I missed my IWSG post for April as we were smack in the chaos of the Easter holidays, so here we go for May.
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It’s so difficult to talk about your work in progress isn’t it? Sometimes it’s still brewing in your mind, so it’s not so easy to come up with a glib answer about it’s genre or theme (or any glib answer at all for that matter – believe me, if I had access to a time machine I’d spend most of my time popping back to give myself smart and witty comebacks).
Someone recently recommended not discussing your novel at all, as we all have such fragile egos that the merest tilt of an eyebrow can crush our aspirations.
Discussing it with a friend later I said I rather liked this idea, it is, after all, a huge ‘get out’ for those of us who are a bit backwards at coming forwards, although there is still a point when you do have to talk about it.
“Yes,” said my friend, “but nobody needs to know which story you’re talking about.”
Genius! I thought. I can witter away for hours making up all sorts of tosh while my baby stays safely tucked away at the back of my mind until I’m ready to bring her out in all her buffed up spiffy glory!
What do you think? Do you prefer to wrap your story in cotton wool until you’re ready to face the world with it, or are you brave enough to expose it to the slings and arrows of outrageous commentary?