My First Ever ISWG!
I've been meaning to participate in Alex J. Cavanaugh's Insecure Writer's Group for months, but I've never got around to it, until today!
My main writing insecurities at the minute are related to the two assignments that are due in on the 16th of January for my Creative Writing Masters. One is a portfolio, which must contain quite a lot of different pieces of my writing, including notes, edits and the final piece. I'm pretty confident about this. It's the other assignment I'm worried about. It involves taking a 21st Century play written by somebody else and adding a completely new character to it. I'm finding this very difficult; deciding which play to use, how big the scene should be, what character I should add to it.
I've chosen a play (although the scene I'm using is quite long, so I'm hoping there isn't a limit) and I know what character I want to add, it's just adding that character that I'm finding difficult.
However, I have turned a corner with this assignment; at the weekend I hadn't even picked a play, and now I have firmly picked a scene and a character to add to it, so I'm a lot less worried than I was. I spent the day yesterday adding my new character into the scene, and although I had a minor meltdown last night because I thought I'd chosen wrong, I'm fairly confident about it now. I know what I need to do to make it work, I just need to do it. Luckily I have the next three days off work, so I'll have a lot of time!
I've also joined the 100k in 100 days challenge, and I'm quite confident about it. I did about 1700 words yesterday, which is good, I think. It's easier than NaNoWriMo, and blog posts can be included in the word count, so that's a bonus.
Overall, I'm feeling pretty confident about my writing, but I will be relieved when these assignments are done!