It’s the first Wednesday of the month and that means it’s Insecure Writer’s Support Group day! Connect. Comment. Comment back. Enjoy the support and know that together we’re rocking the neurotic writing world.
December 4 question – Let’s play a game. Imagine. Role-play. How would you describe your future writer self, your life and what it looks and feels like if you were living the dream?
Hello future author-self! Thanks for joining me today. What can you tell me about our books?
Hi past self. First of all, I can tell you to WRITE HARDER. Get those words out. You’ll wish you’d gotten in the writing time, so make your wishes come true and write now. Seriously love, you need to get into a routine. (I’m you, though, so I know you don’t.)
Yeah, that was going to be a hard sell from the beginning and you knew it. I mean, we knew it. I mean…whatever. You know what I mean. This is weird.
Let’s get to the good stuff; how are we doing? How is the writing life going?
So good. It’s looking great over here. That one you’re stuck on? We figure out an awesome way to propel the plot past that blocky bit. I can’t tell you what it is, because you’re going to come up with it after a long daydream session.
Well thank Austen! That one’s been giving me trouble for months.
Yep. Don’t worry. You’ve got this.
Aside from this fantastic news, how is the rest of it? Selling any books, future me?
Fair enough. Still, are we happy? Living the dream?
Yes. It’s safe to say we are. Another nice review came in recently and we heard from a beta reader who really enjoyed this next book. And it felt pretty damn good, I don’t mind spoiling that for you. Don’t give up hope. Good things are coming. Maybe not that agent/book deal we’ve been working on, but you’re still getting readers lost in a story.
You know I’ve gotta ask….the tea?
Still hot and sweet
The useless notebook collection?
Nice and empty.
Yaaas. You know the way to my heart. Blanket fort?
Getting bigger. The toddler approves.
Nefarious, as usual.
Ahhh. The future sounds bright.
The awesome co-hosts for the December 4 posting of the IWSG are Tonja Drecker, Beverly Stowe McClure, Nicki Elson, Fundy Blue, and Tyrean Martinson! Don’t forget to go over and wish them a happy IWSG day.
That was a funny exchange!
Thank you! Humor is my go-to remedy for terror about the future.
It sounds bright to me too. 🙂
Anna from elements of emaginette
Heehee. Totally fun interview with your future self. I LOVE that the dream isn’t about seling books but about getting readers lost in your story – THAT’s the heart of why we do what we do.
I love the heart of what we do, because I love getting lost in a book myself 🙂