IWSG MARCH 7, 2018 How Do You Celebrate Finishing A Story?
IWSG MARCH 7, 2018
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ANGST: Nothing specific. I just need to write. Doing a lot of wondering why I am not writing. Mind just blank. Working on figuring that out. I have done some mind mapping and brief outlining or more like listing, here and there.
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March 18, 2018 @ 17:52
I don’t really celebrate either. Chocolate is a necessitiy.
March 14, 2018 @ 10:00
Chocolate is definitely the best choice!! 🙂
March 9, 2018 @ 12:23
Anything chocolate! That’s a good start. As far as a blank mind goes, maybe just sit down in a chair and just write the story without worrying about plot, punctuation, or if anything makes sense. I find I get blocked if I’m too focused on making the first draft too perfect. Good luck! You got this, Juneta!
March 8, 2018 @ 09:34
My mind is fairly blank too and I’m struggling with the same kind of angst. I’m trying to just keep plodding along but I understand the frustration!
You can’t go wrong with a chocolate celebration. 🙂
March 8, 2018 @ 09:03
I totally forgot that I also tell others (my CPs and writerly friends) when I finish a book. I never tell family. They expect it to be on the shelves the next day.
March 8, 2018 @ 07:10
Chocolate is yummy. 🙂 Great choice in celebration!
March 8, 2018 @ 03:22
Break off a piece of that chocolate, close your eyes and let it melt on your tongue… now just write… 🙂
Lynda R Young
March 7, 2018 @ 22:39
CHOCOLATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It’s good for all occasions 🙂
March 7, 2018 @ 18:05
Chocolate is the perfect companion to a lovely glass of wine – my go-to celebration drink. And sometimes, giving the brain a rest is a good thing. Keep mindmapping and making notes – it will gel.
March 7, 2018 @ 16:34
Chocolate seems like a good way to celebrate.
Cool spotlights last month; totally forgot I was in there.
Thanks bunches for stopping by my blog. I always look forward to your visit.
March 7, 2018 @ 15:08
Mmm, chocolate. I’ve had dinner. Now how do I sneak some without my kid seeing….
March 7, 2018 @ 11:22
What works for me (when nothing else does) is just opening the file and reading. Thoughts come, I jot them down, and soon I’m back into the story. I don’t care what others say about not going back. Sometimes you have to go back in order to go forward. Do what works for you. Here, have a piece of chocolate. 🙂
March 7, 2018 @ 09:54
Sometimes just writing anything will free up your mind. The chocolate sounds great, though.
March 7, 2018 @ 09:14
My mind is also blank, and I’m trying to figure it out. I hope we both do soon.
Thanks for spotting my mom’s picture book! 🙂
March 7, 2018 @ 09:07
I’m having some of the same angst as you I think. I’m at a point in my WIP where I need to go back and reread, as much as some authors advise not too. I think the fact that I have so many balls in the air in this story is making me nervous to continue until I go back and make sure I’m carrying all those threads forward. Anyway, yes, I also want chocolate. 🙂
March 7, 2018 @ 07:21
Love that line “I just need to write.” Amen.
March 7, 2018 @ 07:18
Chocolate counts as a celebration, so I’d say you nailed it.
March 7, 2018 @ 07:17
I see a lot of people saying chocolate. Time to get some of that!
March 7, 2018 @ 07:15
It’s cookies for me. I have a specific kind of cookie that I’m only supposed to eat while writing. I guess it’s a good reward, though I think of it more as a motivator.
Alex J. Cavanaugh (@AlexJCavanaugh)
March 7, 2018 @ 07:01
Congratulations to the two authors!
Sometimes just being a little excited is enough.
March 7, 2018 @ 07:01
Chocolate is a good way to celebrate. Good luck getting back into writing!
March 7, 2018 @ 04:07
Chocolate! What a great way to celebrate anything.