Another first Wednesday of the month, another IWSG post. Thanks, as always, to Alex Cavanaugh for hosting the group. Please hop over to Alex's blog list and check out the blogs who participate.
After successfully completing my second A to Z Challenge, I'm entering the month of May feeling pretty confident. However, now that the challenge is over and all the hoopla has died down, I need to focus my energy on my WIP sitting on my desk waiting for me to finish the next round of revisions. I did a few pages here and there in April, but it wasn't nearly as much fun as hopping around reading blogs and reveling in all the positive comments I received from the friendly folks on the blogosphere.
During the challenge I got positive feedback on everything I wrote. Now, I wonder if I'll be able to settle back into the solitary life of me and my characters and feedback once a month at my critique meetings. Which, as most writers know, isn't always very positive Honest yes, positive, not all the time. When I think about what lies ahead I'm reminded of a quote by mystery writer, Meg Chittenden:
“Many people hear voices when no one is there. Some of them are called mad and are shut up in rooms where they stare at the walls all day. Others are called writers and they do pretty much the same thing.”
I hope the voices I hear move me along to a finished project and that I can settle back into doing the same thing all day, everyday, even when no one is leaving me a positive comment.
What plans do you have for the month of May?