I did it again and I’m just going to blame 2020 because—2020. Am I right?
Last week wasn’t awesome for me, which is sad because I was on such a high. And then I crashed and burned, and it was gory and gross, and I’m sure in this fictional world, I smelled really bad. I’m still crawling my way back from that apocalypse, but every once in a while, I get a head-spasm of the bullshit, and I’m torn between being angry/hurt/humiliated, so I spiral into my sad tornado of defeat, throwing on every little thing I can be sad about, because apparently, I just want to bury myself in the bullshit that is 2020.
(I know—this just got dark).
It’s okay. I’ve screamed a lot. And cried. And screamed some more. Appa was very confused. Batman—being ever awesome—came to my side with comfort and chocolate. I’m good now. Or, better than I was (hence me remembering to/being able to write this post.) Win!
Also: remember that “no name” story I started writing….and kept writing…and kept writing? Well I figured out what it is! I can’t say it now because I have this thing with jinxing myself, but BELIEVE ME when I say the light-bulb burst in my brain and I sat in the chair for a minute, sitting back from the screen and thinking, “it all makes sense now…”
Anyway, onto the optional question for the Insecure Writers Support Group:
If you could choose one author, living or dead, to be your beta partner, who would it be and why?
I don’t know. But that’s a good one. I don’t want normal people beta reading my stuff now, so someone who’s written something I admire? Woosh… But since we’re back to fictional worlds, I’d say it’s a toss-up. I like writing romance, but also really emotional, really romancy-romance. Yes, we all like the sex (tee-hee!) but I need a couple worth rooting for, and I feel like the following authors gave me “the feels” to a point where I recommend them/their books to others:
If any of these ladies (and I’m totally serious) want to beta read any of my silly words—consider me a hell yes. Hands down. Let’s do this.
I know you said “one author” so I listed Rainbow Rowell at the top, but again, I’m not picky. 😊
Insecure Writer’s Support Group (IWSG) is a monthly blog hop for writers at all levels to share their fears and insecurities in a safe and encouraging place. Please drop by and say hi to Alex Cavanaugh who started this nifty concept in bringing us all together.
10 thoughts on “IWSG I’m Not Picky”
OMG, you had me totally hooked. I thought what the heck happened! I hope everything’s okay. Don’t tell. I’m sending cyberhugs and cheers because I’m sure things are going to be very good for you, soon, if not right today.
Thank you for that! Today turned out not so awesome again, but it’s okay. It will get better. And yay for cyberhugs! (Most needed)
Ah, that sucky emotional roller coaster is hell, and I’m sorry you’re getting jerked around by it. I hope the high returns and stays for a while, and I also hope you don’t face any more plummeting drops or jarring left turns.
Life sucks. And sucks some more. And then it gets better for a little bit. And then it sucks again.
My wife (who is a therapist, BTW) always says “Everything in life is shit. You just have to decide which shit you’re okay living with.”
Your last post looks like you were pretty happy. You’ll get back there. This too shall pass, and all that.
And if you’re looking for a beta partner who knows about writing couples romance, WELL! Stephenie Meyer just put out a new Twilight book, and she could definitely use a beta partner who would be willing to punch her in the face.
Hope things get better!
Ha – me too! How are you? I’m so terrible at commenting on anything, but I hope you’re doing well!
I’m bad too because I basically post and run on FB these days. Doing good. Getting the roof redone finally!! Really excited about that.
Yes, 2020 sucks.
And yes, you certainly want a beta reader who will like what you have to offer.
I’m sorry that you’ve been riding an emotional rollercoaster, C.G. I hope things even out a little. It’s great that you figured out your story! Keep moving forward! Have a happy autumn!
Congrats on the lightbulb moment! Good choice of authors too. Hope your writing journey continues to go well!