Is it really the first Wednesday of the month already? I guess you know what that means! It's time to convene another meeting of the Insecure Writer's Support Group! Our leader Alex J. Cavanaugh has assembled another great group of minions this month: Joylene Nowell Butler, Jen Chandler, Mary Aalgaard, Lisa Buie-Collard, Tamara Narayan, Tyrean Martinson, and Christine Rains.
Be sure to stop by the IWSG website!
First of all, I'd like to wish everyone who is participating in NaNoWriMo the best of luck! You've got a heck of a month ahead of you! I'm expecting a baby this month, so instead of joining in, I'll be cheering you on from the sidelines. And trying to fit in all the writing I can before the big day comes, of course. I'm feeling a bit insecure about how much I'll be able to accomplish in that time, so wish me luck!
I participated in Trick-or-Treat Reads, which the awesome Patricia Lynne made possible. The coupon codes are good through November 29th, so if you're interested in snagging some free books, go HERE.
Now let's move on to this month's question!
The question for this month is: What is your favorite aspect of being a writer?
There are a lot of things to love about being a writer, but I think my favorite has to be having the freedom to go anywhere and do anything without leaving home. As a writer, I create characters and send them out into places and situations that I've never experienced. I get to live and experience things through them, and it can be exhilarating. A person might think that I, as the writer, have complete control over the story and characters, but I don't. Things take unexpected twists and turns all the time, and that makes the process even more exciting for me.
What is your favorite aspect of being a writer?