Wednesday, November 5, 2014


Well it's already time for another Insecure Writer's Support Group post.  The IWSG was created by Alex J Cavanaugh and is co-hosted by many other awesome blogger buddies.  It's a place where we can tell our hopes and fears about writing and offer encouragement to others.  

I feel pretty good this month, mostly because I love this time of year.  I love the colors and nothing is better than having my whole family to our house for Thanksgiving.

One thing I've been struggling with recently is focusing on a single project.  I have a number of things I'm working on.  I'm rewriting my fantasy novel, working on an article, and developing ideas for a chick-lit book.

Carving out time to write is difficult enough but when I'm splitting that time amongst different manuscripts it seems impossible to finish any of them.  I know I should probably focus on one thing at a time, but some days I'm drawn away by some phantom force pulling me in another direction.  

If you have any tips on how to stay focused on one project at a time, feel free to tell me.  In the mean time, I'll be working my way through three manuscripts hoping to finish at least one of them by next year!

Kathy :)


  1. I tend to only have one idea at a time, which makes it easy to focus on one. Maybe you can make that work to your advantage and just work on the one that calls the most each day.

  2. Alex- Yeah, I hope I can make it work! :)

  3. I've been following the advice Alex just gave, although it means that it takes forever for a single MS to get done (since there's several going on at once). If you find a solution, let me know ;)

  4. I feel torn on this, as well. Sometimes you feel like you just HAVE to work on a specific project and you really should go with that. But dividing your attention means risking never finishing any of the projects!

  5. I can't imagine working on more than one project at once… it's amazing to me… so I definitely don't have any answers, but man… I hope you can figure it out!!! Bless you!

  6. I'm not sure I would worry about it. No good trying to force your brain to go where it doesn't want to.

  7. I can't seem to focus on one thing at a time very well, so I allow myself time to switch projects and I manage to get quite a bit done that way. If I just "go with the switch" instead of fighting it, I seem to be able to work toward all my goals.

    Happy Holidays and Happy Writing!