IWSG Day- Where Is The Love?


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Happy IWSG Day! It’s that day again. Where every first Wednesday of the new month, the ISWG gather to do what we do best. And sorely need. Support each other as we hone our craft. And as we toil in the highs and lows of writing, promoting, publishing and marketing our writing. And who do we have to thank for forming this creative support team? The ninja captain extraordinaire, Alex Cavanaugh!

To find out more about the group and/or maybe even sign-up, click on the badge above.  And don’t forget to check out the awesome co-hosts for the February 3 posting of the IWSG: Allison Gammons,Tamara Narayan, Eva E. Solar, Rachel Pattison, and Ann V. Friend!

Our Twitter hashtag is #IWSG

What is my concern this month? Well it’s not a full, blown out and festering concern. But it’s niggling at me and I’m afraid that if I can’t find the answer, it might grow worse.

So please help me creative support team. Where is the love? And I’m not talking about the song by The Black eyed Peas. Although, it is a good song.

But how do you re-love your story? How do you get that initial spark back when you first began to write your novel? What do you do, to get back that feeling of excitement? That heady rush? And reinfuse and reinvigorate your manuscript once again, when the story is in danger of code blue staleness.

Any suggestions? I’m all ears.

The answer to all writing, to any career for that matter, is love.-Ray Bradbury


PS I’m looking for a few more good bloggers to become blog hosts for my poetry chapbook Can You Catch My Flow? It’ll be soon available in print but you can find the ebook at Smashwords and Amazon. Don’t have an Amazon Kindle? Then download the free Amazon kindle app for your phone, tablet or pc! Just follow the link here.

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  1. If I’m mid-project, sometimes it helps to stop and re-read everything I’ve already written. I usually have one of two reactions: “Hey, this is pretty good. I want to keep writing this!” or, “Wow, this sucks, but I see now how I can fix it.” Either way, it gets me back to work.

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  2. Signed up for your blog tour!!

    Sometimes I get bored writing in my series. And I LOVE my series. But you just need a break. It’s like being with a loved one or a best friend. The time together is undoubtedly amazing, but after a little while, you get annoyed. You just need some time apart.

    To get the love going again (he-he) I’d say try writing something else for a few days. Or a few weeks. Or a couple of months. You’ll miss your main WIP so much you’ll run back to it, arms open and fingers ready to type away. 🙂

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    • Yes, the initial momentum was the most productive writing time. But sticking through it until reaching THE END is another way to find love again. Thanks Stephanie. 😀


  3. I re-found the love for my novel by sending it off to be critiqued. The critique was honest and yet so many positive aspects. That reignited my passion to work on it and get it finished. Don’t lose heart. Give it time. You’ll find the love again. Sometimes these things just need a break from us. Have a great week.

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  4. I do what most have already suggested, set it aside and reread it later. I sometimes explore mixed media, like look up pictures for the characters, draw them, make a map, etc. And then I go back and reread the story. 🙂

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  5. I usually do what others have suggested. I start reading the story from the beginning, without an eye for editing, just to get into it again. That usually works for me, but on the rare times when it doesn’t, I put it away for a little while and work on another story. I hope you find something that works for you.

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