IWSG March


Hey, hey. It’s time for IWSG in March! The Insecure Writer’s Support Group is a network of writers and we post about our insecurities and writing on the first Wednesday of every month. Come check out the group right here
This month’s question:

How do you celebrate when you achieve a writing goal/ finish a story?

Umm…I’m not sure if I do? I’ve given up on two projects in the last year alone, so I’m climbing the mountain on an outline and trying to sort of write a creepy short story that I keep putitng on hold because I have a limited amount of time to write. 
But at the end of a story or finally finishing that chapter or finally figuring out the key to a character’s journey–how do I celebrate? 
I breathe a sigh of relief and move on to the next thing.

20 thoughts on “IWSG March

  1. Hmm, I wonder if shelving a novel for three years and then reworking parts and editing it counts? Because I did that once, right after college with the book I wrote my freshman year. It didn't helped too much, but I felt better. 😀 Other than that, I'm always planning to rework something, but I haven't actually done it yet. Haha.Pearl is great. ^_^

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  2. I love 'define old'. There are MSs from years ago I'd never blink at again. But 'middle-aged' ones aren't as bad and show hope. It's amazing how many ppl revamp things and get them sold (I'm noticing this on this month's IWSG.)

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  3. We need to celebrate more! Maybe smaller things, like acknowledging it and being happy and maybe taking a night off to watch Netflix, when it something smaller, but finishing something bigger, like a first draft, deserves a treat, I think. I celebrate when my books come out, but I need to celebrate finishing stuff more. It's a big deal! You should give yourself a treat after each finished outline. 🙂 I gave myself a treat when I finished formatting. LOL!

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  4. Our celebrations are so short-lived, aren't they?But that's how I celebrate, too, unless it is a novel, in which case I get myself a well-deserved drink or two.

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