The Insecure Writer's Support Group (IWSG).
They meet the first Wednesday of every month to encourage each other, share doubts and insecurities.
Thank you Alex J. Cavanaugh
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This is my second month.
I wish I had more to report, but alas.
I am a pantser who decided I needed something more after a Nano "win" that was an epic fail. A fail because the story truly needed to be buried or perhaps dipped in hot oil and set a flame.
I decided I needed structure. I was going to tackle that pesky thing called plot and wrangle it to the ground. I bought the Plot Whisperer books and I have been reading them. I've read blogs and articles and everything I can lay my hands on to understand this concept.
Somewhere along the way I got over whelmed by it all. I was doing lots of reading but no actual practicing. The concept feels foreign to me and I don't know where to start. My muse said "Whaaa?" and fled the room.
I tend to be holistic in my approach to learning. I immerse myself into whatever it is I am researching, ponder it and at some point it makes sense to me. This isn't working. I have encapsulated myself with too much information.
What I need to do is glean knowledge as needed. Instead of shoving the whole freaking apple in my mouth I will take smaller bites. I will write more.