It’s the first Wednesday of the month again when
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The awesome co-hosts for the November 2 posting of the IWSG are; Joylene Nowell Butler, Jen Chandler, Mary Aalgaard, Lisa Buie Collard, Tamara Narayan, Tyrean Martinson, and Christine Rains!
This month’s prompt is: What is your favourite aspect of being a writer?
This is tough because I have so many.
Lets see… I get to shape my dreams and fancies into stories for other people to enjoy. There, that’s probably the meat of it. I love getting an idea down on paper and watching as it takes shape from this collection of concepts in my head to something with heart and soul.
Also? I get to talk to other writers – people who get it when you talk about plots and characters, who understand when you more interested with what’s going on in your head. (Although even then I sometimes get the odd weird look).
I’m Nano-ing for the first time ever this year. I was always a bit scared to before – didn’t quite know what to expect, how to go about it, as usual worried about the ‘small print’. But once I took the plunge, I shook off that concern: that’s it, I’m in now, for good or ill. I’ll do what I can and even if I don’t quite make the full 50,000 word target, I hope to learn a few things along the way. New techniques for focusing, perhaps lose a few time-wasting habits, who knows? Check in this time next month for an update!
Oh, and before I go, last week I joined a group of writers for a Hallowe’en Story-time blog hop. Some of them were fellow IWSG-ers, so if you’d like to check our stories out, you can find them here.
And if you’d like even more stories, I will also be taking part in this year’s Indie-Author’s Advent Calendar, where on each day of Advent, you can receive a new 1,000 word Christmas or Winter themed story. If you’re interested, you can sign up for it here; adventcalendar.katharinagerlach.com