It’s time for another Insecure Writer’s Support Group post to boost my confidence and encourage myself to engage with the writing community. The IWSG post on the first Wednesday of every month.
This month’s co-hosts are: Gwen Gardner, Doreen McGettigan,Tyrean Martinson, Chemist Ken, and Cathrina Constantine!
First, I must apologise that this is a day late. I did try to write the post last night using my phone, but instead of publishing it I somehow hit the wrong button and deleted the whole thing! *facepalm*
I enjoyed taking part in the WEP challenge recently and reading the diverse mix of responses to the ‘red wheelbarrow’ prompt. You can read my flash fiction piece here.
Right now, I’m working on another story featuring characters from Lithuanian and Latvian mythology. I got a few books about mythology for my birthday and I’ve got several ideas for contemporary or switched genre retellings.
I’m also trying to iron out the structural problems with my novel WiP, but it’s frustrating me at the moment. As soon as I think I’ve fixed one plot hole, I discover I’ve created a new problem! I’m hoping I’ll have some sort of epiphany about how to make it all work coherently soon.
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If you could pick one place in the world to sit and write your next story, where would it be and why?
As much as I love travelling, I think I’d be too distracted to write if I were somewhere exotic. Right now, the thing I crave most is uninterrupted quiet time. So, my ideal place to write would be somewhere peaceful and secluded, like a little log cabin in the middle of a forest. I love simple and cosy places like that, and somewhere in Eastern Europe would be perfect as I could get lots of inspiration for my fantasy and folklore tales.
I’d go for brisk morning walks through the forest and try to spot some animals and birds, then sit by a stream to make notes or sketches. Later, I’d snuggle up with a hot chocolate and a fluffy blanket and get on with some writing in complete, blissful solitude.
What about you?
What would be your ideal place to write?
I love where you’d write. I too, would chose that, or a cabin on a beach. One day I’ll do something like that, take some time and go somewhere alone to write. I have a friend who did just that a month ago and he loved it and got a lot of good work done.
A cabin on the beach sounds very relaxing too. If I could abandon all my responsibilities for a short while it would be wonderful.