Daily Writing Check-in: December 15, 2015

Words/Time: 2.25 hours working on the next (and hopefully last) draft of “Pithea.” Mostly just reading, making sure everything flows, and making a few small edits along the way.

A few of the people who attended the NaNoWriMo write-ins at my local library decided that they’d like to continue to meet weekly. We enjoyed the camaraderie and just being able to get away from home to work on whatever we wanted to, even after NaNo. I missed the first two, but went tonight, and it was a lot of fun. In the 2 hours we were there, I only actually worked for 30 minutes, we talked about writing and other things (there were only 3 of us there; it’s always been a small group). I won’t be able to go every Tuesday, but I plan to make it as often as I can.

3 thoughts on “Daily Writing Check-in: December 15, 2015

  1. It’s so wonderful that you’ve found a writing community that you can turn to! Another benefit of NaNoWriMo – perhaps an unexpected one. Even if you can’t make it every week, it’s great to know that it’s somewhere you can go 🙂
    I’m looking in my area for a group to join too, though the support found in the online writing community is already such a godsend.

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    • I normally don’t want to join in on these kinds of things when I hear about them, even a few local, in-person writing groups, because I don’t know what to expect. I imagine that I’ll have to be able to bring something to read (and for some groups, I know that’s what they do during their meetings), and it’s not just my shyness that keeps me from wanting to do that. It’s not knowing what to bring, when my writing is all so complicated and difficult to just pluck out a passage to read that will make any sense. Or I figure I won’t get anything out of it, so why put myself through the stress of stepping so far out of my comfort zone? It’s kind of perfect that a NaNoWriMo write-in only 5 minutes away has turned into an all-year writing group, because it’s probably about the only way I would’ve ever become part of one.

      That was probably more information than you needed about my insecurities, heh. 😀 But oh, well.

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      • No worries. I completely understand. Those insecurities are my own. I have stopped myself from joining groups because of shyness, not wanting to share, feeling that I don’t have anything to offer. In 2016, I want to challenge myself to break out of my shell a little, to trust more in myself and more in others. It’s about finding the right group for you, where you feel safe, where you can feel validated and encouraged. I hope it all works out for you 🙂

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