Tuesday, October 2, 2012

#IWSG: What? Me insecure?

Nope, I'm not insecure, at least not this month. What I am is overbooked. I even posted a bit about it HERE and tried to set some priorities or goals. So far I'm doing okay, well, okay if you don't ask me about exercise. We've been on the road a lot in the last week and all routines go out the window. If I have to choose between eating breakfast or going for a 20 minute walk - yeah, no surprises as to which one get picked.

I'm still hard at work on my mystery novel but I keep changing the killer. Why do I do that to myself? Now I have to go back and move one scene forward in time, can't give up the suspect too soon. I had hoped to finish my first draft by the end of this month. I'll be close but not done, partially because we're still traveling.

Oh, don't understand the traveling? Well, if you aren't familiar with my personal blog, my husband and I live and travel in a 41' fifth wheel trailer. It's a toy hauler so the last 10' are garage space for our motorcycles. We were in Ohio for an RV rally, then moved to Indiana for some repairs and are now slowly working our way back to the eastern shore of Maryland and southern Delaware for family visits as well as our annual health appointments. We currently have two vehicles to be driven, hubby drives the Freightliner that pulls our trailer and I drive our pick-up, following along behind. Needless to say, no writing while driving.

Of course I still think about my novel and the characters, thus my ever-changing killer. LOL!

So, how are your securities this month!


13 comments:

  1. I have enough insecurities for both of us. So, no worries. But, I know what you mean about your killer changing. I have a story where I keep going back and forth on who the MC should end up with. Ugg. haha.

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  2. Hehehe I thought the killer was supposed to be a surprise for the reader not the writer... Fingers crossed the right killer comes to light soon - for me, the light usually happens in a dream.

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  3. Changing the killer? Lordy! Don't you have enough to do already??? Teehee! :)

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  4. LOL I know...what makes these characters think they can tell their own story.

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  5. Me, too. Go figure! I had no idea who it would be when I started, changed it twice since then. LOL!

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  6. Tell me about it...think I have finally pinned it down though. Now I just have to find time to write the rest of the book!

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  7. I think I changed my killer at least three times before he was just right :)

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  8. Um, you may already be doing this, but my best writing friend when I'm on the road is my digital voice recorder. I've got a nice clip-on collar mic so all I have to do is think out loud (we're always writing in our heads, right?) and I don't lose anything. I've worked out a lot of ticklish plot problems driving back and forth from here to the grandkids.

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  9. Hi Donna, I'm visiting from the Insecure Writers Group.
    Love the name of your blog!!!! brilliant. and I love a good mystery! I write nonfiction so I can't imagine how much fun it would be to change the killer. I'm currently reading IN THE WOODS and I'm clueless to who done it!
    All the best, Shannon

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  10. But that just makes the mystery juicier right? ;)

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  11. Very insecure.. Thank you for asking. changing killers? Need to watch that one. xx

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  12. Thanks for stopping by...I'm feeling more insecure today. Does that help? LOL!

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  13. At least who the killer is surprises even you. :)

    Good luck getting that draft done!

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