Wednesday, 2 November 2016

IWSG November 2016

Time for another group posting of the Insecure Writer's Support Group! This awesome monthly bloghop allows us free rein to share our doubts and fears. Created by Ninja Captain Alex J. Cavanaugh, the co-hosts for today are Joylene Nowell ButlerJen ChandlerMary AalgaardLisa Buie CollardTamara NarayanTyrean Martinson and Christine Rains!


The question prompt for this month's posting is: What is your favourite aspect of being a writer?

Well, this is quite a nice question as it deflects from my ongoing insecurity - trying to nail down the final part of my trilogy - and spins off into something else. While finishing a story is definitely one of my favourite aspects, I feel I'm still quite a way from finishing in this case. No, it's exploring those shiny new ideas that excites me the most - that exhilarating rush of carving out a story that's never been told before. New characters to dig into, possibly whole new worlds to map - it's all out there to be discovered!

What do you enjoy most about being a writer?

Check out the other IWSG participants here!

36 comments:

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Nick - tying down, tidying up and finishing off a piece of writing is challenging .. while the thought of moving on with creativity is a delight ... just need to focus and settle - I hear you - good luck ... Hilary

Nicola said...

Creativity always gives me a buzz. My favourite part is getting feedback from my readers. Have a lovely November.

Michelle Wallace said...

Those shiny new ideas are really exciting...they are tempting...they beckon and promise new ideas/worlds just waiting to be discovered!
I can understand why it's your favourite aspect!
Happy IWSG Day, Nick!

Natalie Aguirre said...

Awesome you're nearing the end of a series. I always worry about pulling it off and keeping the plot and character growth going.

JeffO said...

Good question, Nick. I think for me it's just being able to exercise my creativity. Best of luck with part 3--I think you'll get it before long.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Good, it gave you something positive to focus on! New is always exciting.

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

It's those shiny new ideas that get me in trouble. I get distracted from digging deeper into the story and the characters I already have going.

The Cynical Sailor said...

I love your take on the question and reference to shiny new ideas. I always have lots of ideas popping into my head, sometimes to many to be able to just focus on one or two. Cheers- Ellen

Jennifer Hawes said...

Totally agree! I love the rush of new story ideas. Of course, typing "the end" is great too:)

Karen Walker said...

Nick, you'll get there, just hang in. It's frustrating that writing isn't something we can just force to conclusion. It's so organic, isn't it?

Chrys Fey said...

Shiny, new ideas get me excited to write again. :)

Patricia Lynne said...

I think the start of a story is my favorite part. When I reach the end, I'm a bit sad because it's over (despite editing needing to be done, but you get my point, right?)

cleemckenzie said...

So true. There's always something to discover when you're writing.

Elizabeth Seckman said...

I do love shiny new ideas!! Sometimes they frighten me, so it's when I hit the end that I breathe a sigh of relief.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

We just hope those shiny new ideas don't become distractions.

Rhonda Gilmour said...

Hello, Nick. Beginnings are great, it's true, but one of my favorite moment is when various dangling plot threads suddenly show me how to tie them up into a neat knot. Happy writing to you in November.

Crystal Collier said...

Third books have a tendency to do that. I hope you've got the reins and are using your firm voice. ;)

H.R. Sinclair, Southpaw said...

It's a natural high, isn't it. The thrill of adventure.

Mark Noce said...

Good to hear you're writing:) My favorite aspect is sharing stories with readers and writers all across the globe:)

J E Oneil said...

I just love writing, but boy, does it get overwhelming sometimes. There's a lot more to it than just putting words to paper :)

betty said...

That would be a great feeling to have the creativity to think of new characters and situations and then to write the story about them. That would be a favorite aspect I could see!

betty

Liza said...

Since I write the story as I'm going, I enjoy the discovery AS I'm writing. Regardless, it's great fun to create things!

Rachel Pattinson said...

I love discovering a new story idea and wondering where it's going to take you - the possibilities are endless! It's finishing stories that I find difficult!

Tyrean Martinson said...

I love shiny story ideas, too!

Jamie Ayres said...

I definitely love starting a story better than finishing it . . . I'm a pantser so I have a hard time deciding exactly how to end things b/c I'll have 3 ideas that all seem equally appealing.

Liz A. said...

Ooh, nice one. Seeing all sorts of interesting answers to this question today.

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

Successfully creating something is such a heady feeling, it's almost addictive. Congratulations on making such great headway on your trilogy!

Meradeth Houston said...

I love that feeling of a great new premise to explore! It's so exhilarating :)

L.G. Keltner said...

Those shiny new ideas are always exciting!

Lynda R Young said...

There is an exhilarating rush to writing. Especially when the story writes itself (or seems to)

Tony Laplume said...

Definitely starting on new characters and a new story is always exciting.

Mary Aalgaard said...

Good luck with your trilogy. Keep creating!
Mary at Play off the Page

Robert Bennett said...

I kind of think of it almost like interactive reading. When I've got a story, a good story, it just flows out of me faster than I even realize...so I find myself experiencing it as though I were reading. Unlike it, however, I can make changes where I want.

Empty Nest Insider said...

Nick - I also enjoy how the creative process can take you in different directions.
Sounds like you've been making great strides on your trilogy which is quite an accomplishment!

Julie

Diane Weidenbenner said...

I agree with you. I like how you phrased it, "shiny new ideas." I am doing NaNoWriMo but am a bit behind. I think my story started off too quickly and I now have to back in and create more character with my characters (how's that for redundancy?!) I'm glad I found you through the IWSG! www.dianeweidenbenner.com

Loni Townsend said...

Exploring ideas is definitely one of the best aspects of being a writer. ^_^