#IWSG – Looking Back

This months question is: As you look back on 2017, with all its successes/failures, if you could backtrack, what would you do differently?

I think the main thing that I would do differently is give myself more time and not put myself under pressure to write. I’m a slow writer anyway but I’ve decided that when I’m trying to force myself into a deadline that it makes it worse and I end up resenting what I’m writing. That’s what happened with my NaNoWriMo I started well but the impending deadline filled me with dread rather than excitement and it was no longer fun.

So for next year, I’m going to try and feel proud of whatever words I manage to write and not force myself to write them, to just let it flow.

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Written as part of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group.

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5 thoughts on “#IWSG – Looking Back

  1. Forcing ourselves to write never works, does it? A deadline can motivate us or cripple us. Once we figure out which one it is, we can take action and write. The most important thing is being proud of whatever word counts we reach. 🙂

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