IWSG - February 2018
For anyone who doesn't know, the Insecure Writer's Support Group is a group of writer's who post once a month about their insecurities, and then visit each other to offer help and support.
Last July, I wrote a novel for Camp NaNoWriMo. I got the idea for the novel earlier in the year, and I absolutely loved it - I was more excited about it than I had ever been for any other idea.
So, over the course of one month I wrote the first draft.
Besides printing it out and reading the first couple of chapters, I haven't touched it since.
I really hate reading my early drafts. I know that first drafts are pretty much always terrible but that doesn't make it any easier to read my terrible writing! I also know that in order to start edits on the story and therefore make it better, I need to read it.
This has always been my pitfall - I write the first draft, and then nothing. I'm determined to get this story finished, to make it the best it can be; I just have to read the first draft.
So that's my major insecurity (and goal) for this month - read the first draft, no matter how much I hate it, so I can get started on the edits, and change it from an awful story, into a great one.
If you have any tips or methods you use at this stage, please feel free to share in the comments!