IWSG Day, RiP Eric Carle, and Three Interesting Things
I think I've read The Very Hungry Caterpillar every day (or at least once a week) for the past six years or so. Also the one other book we have which he illustrated: Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?
Today is Insecure Writer's Support Group Day!
Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns
without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire
can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of
Posting: The first Wednesday of every month is officially Insecure Writer’s Support Group day. Post your thoughts on your own blog. Talk about your doubts and the fears you have conquered. Discuss your struggles and triumphs. Offer a word of encouragement for others who are struggling. Visit others in the group and connect with your fellow writer - aim for a dozen new people each time - and return comments. This group is all about connecting!
Our Twitter handle is @TheIWSG and hashtag is #IWSG.
Let’s rock the neurotic writing world!
June 2 question - For how
long do you shelve your first draft, before reading it and re-drafting? Is this
dependent on your writing experience and the number of stories/books under your
The awesome co-hosts for the June 2 posting of the IWSG are J Lenni Dorner, Sarah Foster, Natalie Aguirre, Lee Lowery, and Rachna Chhabria!
I don't generally shelve my novels out of choice. I know it's a good thing to do, but I don't do it on purpose! It simply works out that way. Especially in the past few years; I've written a novel for NaNoWriMo, and left it behind come December.
Then a year or so later, I remember it, decide among the many unedited novels I have (at least 10) that that one is the current novel to focus on, and work on it for a while. I generally try to get it beta ready, then send it off. Then I forget about it and turn to one of the other novels...
I hope that somehow I'll cycle around to each of the novels at one time or another and they'll all get done! Then I can submit them to agents, or self-publish!
Something interesting and some random fun:
I just received this lovely apron from the Tamar's Hope charity in Guatemala!
Look at this perfectly symmetrical board on Words With Friends!
Finally, I'm running the June writing exercise on thelitforum! Please come join in!
What funny memes have you laughed at recently?