|I'm A Writer - Maria A Smith|
On Saturday I tried something new, I helped a fellow writing buddy to run a workshop on Scriptwriting, it was fun! I enjoyed helping other writers to enjoy the day, and I learnt a lot along the way too.
Last week, I interviewed the main character in my novel, you can read it here I learnt things about her, that hadn't surfaced before. It'll help me to weave more interest into my story after the A to Z Challenge finishes.
Back in February, I decided to put a chart on my fridge to track how much writing, or related writerly activity I did everyday. It was eye-opening, I do far more than I think I do. This has given me a renewed confidence and much more energy to keep going!
My point - I did something new - something different. I stepped out of my comfort zone, and it has bought me dividends.Why don't you try it too?
You might be thinking about entering a competition, or subbing a story to an overseas publication, or sending your novel to an agent? Maybe you want to go to a writers group for the first time, or have your writing critiqued by a writing buddy, but you're too shy to ask? Don't be, step up and ask, or go to that meeting, send that novel, sub your story, because new things tried bring value to your writing, and to you.
I urge you to try something different today. Then come back and tell me how it changed your writing life.
More from me tomorrow.