Wednesday, January 2, 2013

IWSG fo January. Hope your New Year is exciting.

And now for the insecure writers support group. Sorry I don't have the badge up, but I still haven't figured out how yet. Go check out because Alex Cavanaugh is good enough to host this every month and keep it organized so all the writers can get out and do this.
Look at this site! I've done nothing to snazz it up and make it presentable. I've been trying to make my writing better, because substance is better than presentation, I guess. This is only a hobby though, so when things come up in my day to day life this gets pushed to the side. And lately, I've been unsure of what to write. The act of writing is just relaxing, though, so I've been getting better about posting over the last month. I've got some ideas that need to be followed through with on this, I'm just trying to decide how to start.
Just working on things gives me practice and makes me a stronger writer. I've tried to apply that logic to everything else in my life and it's given me a mountain of skills. It's fun trying something new, and it's an adventure trying to master it. What have you been trying to learn and master, lost internet traveller? Have you tried something new to add onto your personality? I've been relearning my biology and chemistry, and have been learning Russian recently. This is on top of my never-ending quest to get better at math and writing. Someone once told me that our skills will one day catch up with our ambition, and I'm banking on that fact. I hope your travels and your writing go well. Until next time!


  1. The only way to get better is to practice, whether anything comes of it or not.

  2. Hi, Irish,

    Nice to meet you. New follower here.

    You have the right attitude. Practice in ANYTHING will sharpen your skill. Writing for leisure is a great way to let your passion for it flow. You have no restraints, and no time limit. Have fun and the words will come.

    You will learn the grammatical and structural skills in time. It can be learned, BUT your passion for writing could never be forces. It's a part of you.

    All the best in 2013.

  3. Practice is everything. With that attitude you will succeed.

  4. Completely agree with the others. Practice doesn't make perfect...because none of us are ever perfect...but what practice does is make us better and better!