IWSG November – What I Love About Being a Writer

November is upon us, and it’s the first Wednesday of the month.  That means it’s time to share some insecurities.

Welcome to another Insecure Writer’s Support Group post!  On the first Wednesday of every month, bloggers get together to share their thoughts and experiences, and find/offer support across the blogosphere.

ISWG is captained by Alex J. Cavanaugh.  The awesome co-hosts for the November 2 posting of the IWSG are Joylene Nowell Butler, Jen Chandler, Mary Aalgaard, Lisa Buie Collard, Tamara Narayan, Tyrean Martinson, and Christine Rains!

The question for the month of November:  What’s you favorite part about being a writer?

Can I say everything?


Well, I’m going to anyway.

I love writing.  I love planning (the worldbuilding orgy) I love drafting (the part where the characters take over) and I love revising (the part where I get to take over and spend months arguing with myself)  I just can’t pick a favorite, because these parts are all so intertwined.  Spend too much time on one, and my brain will eventually stall out, until I agree to give it the chance to do something different.

I love all of it.  I love plot bunnies that grab me by the throat and refuse to let me work on anything else.  I love answering questions about worlds that only exist in my head, and being surprised and excited when I discover something new and amazing to put in my story.  I love taking drafts apart, seeing what made them tick and what made no sense whatsoever, and sewing them back together surgeon style, into a functional story.

Nano is coming, and it will be a month of solid writing.  Every day.  I had to work some time in there for drafting and worldbuilding, or I will go insane.  I’m doing four different novels/novellas this year and a series of short stories.  Wish me luck.

What’s your favorite part of writing?  


7 thoughts on “IWSG November – What I Love About Being a Writer

  1. I’m fighting my way through NaNo, too. I started with some harebrained idea that if I write on paper, I’ll have a more streamlined first draft at the end of it, and I haven’t really been keeping up with my typing in. So, I just have to keep telling myself I’m not as behind as I look.

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