Another first Wednesday, another official Insecure Writer’s Support Group day. I joined this Blog Hop in July of 2016, and every month, I’ve depended upon Captain Ninja to pose a pithy question to which I could post an equally pithy response.
Now, for the first time ever, he’s posed a question to which I have no repsonse. To wit:
Win or not, do you usually finish your NaNo project? Have any of them gone on to be published?
Curses on you, Alex!
As I’ve never participated in NaNo, today I am reduced to actually posting my own thoughts about the doubts and the fears I’ve conquered. Or God forbid, discuss my struggles and triumphs.
But wait! Coincidentally, this is my favorite season of the year. Yesterday, Halloween. Today, All Saints Day. Tomorrow, Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), all from which the dark soul of my muse draws inspiration. And the dark soul of my muse actually finished a 5200ish word crime story, in time to submit to the Anthology contest.
Doubts? That I’m a complete moron for thinking the story is remotely interesting.
Fears? That it won’t be chosen, second only to the fear that it will be chosen (because then? The jig is up. Everyone will know I can’t string three sentences together coherently).
I struggled to meet the deadline.
I triumphed when I hit “send.”
And now, I celebrate this triumph with a lovely Italian red blend wine, enjoyed in front of a toasty-warm fireplace.
Many thanks to our awesome co-hosts. They are sure to have some coherent musing on the NaNo: