Hallo fine peoples! Another month gone already? Welcome to the Insecure Writer's Support Group's Monthly meeting! If you don't know what this is about, it is a LARGE group of writers dedicated to a bit of support for this process that we all do differently, yet all seem to experience many of the same things—most significantly, insecurity.
This month the question is: What is your favorite aspect of being a writer?
And let me tell you...
There is so much I love about writing. But really my FAVORITE thing is when I have a couple strands of story and a place I need to get to and I get this big swoopy moment of genius where the idea comes that will pull it all together. It doesn't happen OFTEN. Not even every book. Sometimes it happens in the planning. Or the writing. Or even the editing. But it is like this fireball to the gut—a good time—like a roller coaster almost—where this enormous weight lifts and this airy feeling of genius settles, however fleetingly.
It can't be forced, but I can give you a couple ways it might be triggered.
First: The problem needs to be sufficiently complicated or you are just not going to feel that clever solving it.
|Or you could get one of these...|
If you can't be naked then this combo: Busy body, quiet mind. Like a swim or power walk with no music and minimal human interaction—something where your body is GOING but you don't really have to think too much.
So there. What is YOUR favorite aspect of writing?
And who is NaNo-ing?
Now go see what some of the others have to say...