#IWSG: Tomorrow’s Writer Today

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Gosh, 2012 seems like such a long time ago….

Way, way back in 2012, I wrote a series of short stories about a time traveling news reporter.  A few of you have been Internet friends with me long enough to remember that project.  It was called Tomorrow News Network.

I say these were short stories, but actually they were kind of long, more like novelettes.  The challenge for myself was to produce ten of these stories in a year.  It would have been twelve stories, but I wanted to give myself a little leeway in case anything went wrong.

And things did go wrong.  I missed my self-imposed deadlines on several occasions, and there were a few stories that really didn’t turn out the way I wanted.  But still, by the end of 2012, I’d learned a lot about myself and my writing process, and I felt really proud of my accomplishment.

Now here we are in 2019, and I am officially rebooting the story universe I created for myself way back in 2012.  I’ve had a lot of time to think about how I could make Tomorrow News Network better. Also, I’ve had a lot of time to think about the continuity problems I wrote myself into in the original run of the series.  And of course, my muse is here, providing me with all her wisdom and guidance, as she always does.

So now I’m really excited to get the ball rolling again.  I’m also kind of scared.  I still remember how hard 2012 was and how emotionally drained I felt by the end of it. This time the plan is different, easier in some ways, harder in others.  Perhaps much harder.

So in conclusion, wish me luck.  I’m going to need it!

P.S.: I realize how busy everyone is on these Insecure Writers’ Support Group days, but if you have a few minutes to spare, please click here and check out the first little piece of the revamped story universe I’ve created.  Thank you!

33 thoughts on “#IWSG: Tomorrow’s Writer Today

  1. I missed your 2012 escapade, but I like the title Tomorrow News Network. I’ve tried to impose hard deadlines on myself, and for me that’s an excuse to give up on a piece because it expired (as it were.) My last book – Titan – I suddenly realized I could get it out before Xmas so I had a frantic month or so. But in general – no hard deadlines.

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  2. Oh, great idea! Your muse will have been digging away since 2012 – you’re going to find so many gems 🙂

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  3. Best of luck! My favorite part of revisiting old stories is realizing that they weren’t as horrible as I thought they were at the time. And by the way, I checked out the link – wow! You’ve got me so hooked!

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    1. Oh good, I’m glad to hear it!

      And you’re right, revisiting some of those old stories—especially the ones I felt the most disappointed about back in 2012—has not been as cringeworthy as I thought it would be. I have a lot of good material to start from, if nothing else.

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  4. Glad you’re excited about your new project. Having a little time to mull over earlier attempts can be very beneficial. It allows you to see everything with fresh eyes. Now start writing before anything else distracts you.

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