The idea of the Insecure Writers Support Group is for writers to blog on the first Wednesday of the month about their fears, struggles and triumphs they have experienced with their writing.
How can it be August? July - and the rest of the year, come to think about it - has flown by and it's (supposedly) summer already. Anyway, the beginning of August means another chance have a moan, wobble or moment of pure triumph during the Insecure Writer's Support Group.
This month I'm wondering how on earth I am meant to cut my book down by 10,000 wordsish. I wrote far too much and now I've got to reign it in. I've been having a think about it while the book is 'resting' and I know a few scenes/minor plotlines that can go but 10,000 words worth???
I guess I won't know if I can pull it off until I get on with it but at the moment I'm shaking my head in wonderment as I imagine myself snipping at my book rather than gouging chunks out.
I must be brave and find 10,000 words of crap or unimportance. If it doesn't add any real value to the story or move the plot along, it must go.
I should write that on a post-it note...