Quote of the Day: One difference between poetry and lyrics is that lyrics sort of fade into the background. They fade on the page and live on the stage when set to music. Stephen Sondheim
Today is another group posting of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group! Time to release our fears to the world – or offer encouragement to those who are feeling neurotic. If you’d like to join us, click on the tab above and sign up. We post the first Wednesday of every month. You can also visit the founder Alex J. Cavanaugh for more info and links.
Question of the month: November is National Novel Writing Month. Have you ever participated? If not, why not?
I have not participated in NaNoWriMo. November is way too full for me. Plus, I can’t write that fast. I have participated in Scriptfrenzy which was a spin-off of NaNo, a few years ago. It got me focused on my first full-length play which I then finished and produced locally, Coffee Shop Confessions. It was the highlight of my writing life so far. I’ll be using this season to work on another full-length play. I’m also working on a suspense story. I shared the prologue on WEP and won the October “Thriller” Challenge. Thank you! What a thrill!! Honestly, it’s affirmation that when you keep working on your craft and putting it out there, that you will find success and, more importantly, a supportive community. The WEP challenge is open to anyone. I participated for the first time in August, with the prompt “Moonlight Sonata,” and got Runner-Up. I’m a musician and a piano teacher, so I’m inspired by music. I’m looking forward to the prompts they come up with for 2023.
Go. Create. Inspire!
Journaling Prompt: What are you looking forward to right now?
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I hope you can soak up some of the energy flying around this month and get your play done.
Thank you. I can feel it!
That’s awesome you won WEP!
I don’t do NaNo either for the same reason. I’m not that fast and don’t work that well under pressure. I am aiming to write daily-ish because I have a story to complete. Congrats on your win!!!
Thanks, Meka. Slow and steady.
Congrats on the reward!
I always sign up for Nanowrimo but never win. I just don’t have enough writing time to push for that many words.
Congrats on your win!!
Congratulations on the WEP Thriller challenge! I love that your write scripts. It’s fascinating how different that process is compared to writing novels. Good luck with your current project.
I saw that you won WEP – congrats!
November is too busy for me to do NaNo too. Awesome that you’re writing plays. I read some as I’m on the board of a community theater group. They seem hard to write well and create a good plot.
Thanks. Pacing is important for a play!
We agree on the NANO challenge. I can’t even imagine doing that to myself.
Congratulations on the WEP win! That is great news.
Congrats on winning with your prologue on the WEP!!!
Congratulations on your win! Best of luck with your play 🙂
Congratulations on WEP! And good luck on writing the play. How fun that you produced it locally! We used to have a local playwright, but he moved (Todd Wallinger) out of state, but I’ve seen him doing quite well selling his plays to small theatres and schools.
Hi Mary – your entry for WEP deserved its win … it’s great you’re joining us for future WEPs … and that the prompts can inspire you in your creative screen plays you enjoy writing … and also enjoy November without NaNo! I don’t do it … cheers Hilary