Insecure Writers Support Group is something I’ve (unintentionally) skipped for a month or so and I hope not to be kicked out SO HERE IT IS AGAIN. IWSG is an online support group (with a Facebook group and everything) for, well, insecure writers. It’s kinda self-explanatory. The first Wednesday of every month is posting day, so here I am!
And this time with an actual insecurity.
I finished my first novel a couple of months ago. It’s a terrible first draft, and I’m not ready for the willpower it will take to polish it (the idea is so far-fetched anyway, I’m not even sure it’s possible and some of my characters changed so wildly… yeah.). I want to write this summer, but the trouble is… I don’t know what to write.
The first idea is currently a vague summer romance contemporary, set in a foreign country – one I’ve visited, so research isn’t going to be such a massive issue. I love contemporaries, but I’ll never have written one as big as this.
The second, though, is a more thought-out epic fantasy. This would need a lot more planning, but I’m not sure if I should try to continue it and write at least the start of it this summer to continue over uni, or not. It’s taking over more of my mind, but I just want some writing that won’t take loads of work researching in a library (I’ve already had enough of studying and I still have 6 exams left), because I’m not sure if I want it set in my own universe, or the Ancient Greeks’.
What do you think I should do?
Just from looking at this, it’s clear the second idea is what’s in my heart… but I don’t know what would be best for my head.
Decisions, decisions…. Any ideas?