Before I begin… an official, zeal-filled SHOUT OUT to all the wonderful (and I’m sure happy-that-it’s-over) A-Zers who completed the Challenge…and then realized late last night that IWSG was today!(It’s not my fault… Blame it on Murphy’s Law or Cavanaugh’s Calendar :)
Speaking of Alex, I have the pleasure of helping with this month’s IWSG alongside Lynda R. Young and Rachna Chhabria.Personally, I look forward to catching up with the many Bloggers who’ve generously commented on my blog these last few weeks while I took a needed editing hiatus.
My writing Insecurity this month stems from the beautiful ballyhoohaa that is Baseball (although if you are, like me, a *rabid* fan of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, there is little to be happy this week, month or year!)Take Monday night – (please, I don’t want it back!!)
I watched and/or listened to six-and-a-half hours of ball until the Angels lost the game in the bottom of the 19th inning.
(However, I spent a couple of you-can’t-buy-this-for-money hours with my five-year-old son as we watched innings #9-16. So, it wasn’t all bad. I take away some great family memories that I will treasure forever... once I stop crying like a gurl.)Which made me think.
Here I am, about to begin WIP #2 (starting July 1, I officially remove the cellophane from my seven remaining brain cells.)
Which is all well and good, but what am I going to write about?Am I nuts for even trying?
Where do I begin?
I have hundreds of scraps of paper running around my ideas folder, (which reminds me of a red-bricked, soot-covered ye Olde English orphanage, only I call it The Wordage.)
The Wordage is a place of security for all scraps, such as multi-colored Post-its, beverage squares, McDonalds’s napkins, small yellow pads, folded-in-half printer paper, legal size yellow pads, and even a printed copy of a Smart phone picture depicting a note scribbled on a fuzzy palm (mine, not a tree.)
All the scraps belong to several dozen ideas that float around The Wordage.
Some are older than others, and a few are hardier than the rest, but nothing stands out more than this one, cheeky little idea that keeps coming back for more.
Using a random filing system, I’ve codenamed the idea “Oliver.”
(Quite unique, I’m sure you’ll agreeJ)
· Will the Angels ever win again? (They lost again Tuesday, sob...)
· Will the Oliver idea bear fruit – or will there be a twist?
· Should my ideas be even allowed to roam the streets alone?
Who knows?It is, however, going to be so much fun to find out.
Finally, on behalf of Linda, Rachna, Alex Cavanaugh and Art Bell, thanks for joining us for another edition of Coast-to-Coast AM, er, sorry, I mean Insecure Writers Support Group (where you are never wrong as long as you write.)
|This is not Alex J. Cavanaugh|