I'm late getting this post out again. Sorry, but I was deep down in the editing caves
Shall we get on with it?
It's the first Wednesday of the month, and also the year, which means it's time for another action-packed installment of the Insecure Writers Support Group.
I'm assuming that most of you are already aware of what this group is and what it does, but if you're looking for more information or a complete list of participants, please click on the above link...
Today's co-hosts are: Eva @ Lillicasplace, Crystal Collier, Sheena-kay Graham, Chemist Ken, LG Keltner, and Heather M. Gardner!
Today's (optional) prompt asks: What writing rule do you wish you'd never heard?
Well, this isn't intended to be the main focus of my post, but that 'show, don't tell' rule is currently giving me the hardest time (Stupid, lazy draft) so I will say that. But mostly, this is how I feel about writing rules:
Now on to the rest of the post!
All right, so in my last post, I told you about this woman in my critique group who believes I have some kind of Manuscript Dysmorphic Disorder. According to Wikipedia, body dysmorphic disorder (the inspiration for my condition) "is characterized by a obsessive preoccupation that some aspect of one's appearance is severely flawed and warrants exceptional measures to hide or fix it." The flaw may be, in actuality, non-existent, or if it does actually exist, it's nowhere near as bad as the affected thinks it is.
I imagine that if my betas or critique partners were reading this post, they would read that explanation and go...
Because this is how is normally goes when they read for me:
Betas/Critique Partners be all like:
And then I'm all like:
Which is frustrating for all involved, I'm sure. Especially when I break out the spray bottle...(Just kidding. I wouldn't do that.)
But I'll figure it out eventually, right? I'll find whatever it is that bothers me so very much about this manuscript (and it is up to me to find it), edit the hell out of it, and then move on to another story, and do it all over again.
That'll do it for me today. How are things going in your neck of the woods?