Wednesday, December 2, 2015

IWSG: My Inner Cynic

Today is IWSG day, a monthly event Alex Cavanaugh started to get writers sharing about their insecurities and non-insecurities too. I'm so late with my IWSG post this month but I'm here! Today has been a long day. While I could rant about a number of things right now regarding current events, it's probably best that I keep this post about my writing.

I'm feeling a little bummed that I haven't fulfilled my November goal, which was to finish the first draft of my YA novel. Just five more chapters or so, and I’d be done.  And if the NaNoWriMo participants could churn out 100,000 words in 30 days, shouldn’t I be able to do just a fraction of that?

But last month a number of unexpected things came up and they distracted me from my fiction writing.

Maybe it’s because it’s that time of the year when people tend to wrap up their projects or unfinished businesses...and since my novel is still unfinished, my inner cynic nags: What a slowpoke you are. At this rate,  you'd probably never finish your novel. I know….I’m supposed to just keep writing. That’s what I’m trying to do, even though sometimes it’s easier said than done.

I hope that I can find some time in December to finish up my novel. Here my inner cynic goes: You're kidding, right? How are you going to find the time to write before, during, and after the holidays?

How do you deal with your inner cynic?