FIRST, I need to give you the results on Battle of the Bands. The song was Maybe I'm Amazed. The contenders were Terry McDermott and Carleen Anderson. This battle was tough for me. Tough in the voting and tough in the putting together. My favorite cover of Maybe I'm Amazed comes from Jem. (Click HERE to listen.) But, I really like mellow music that I can relax to and (possibly) fall asleep. As an insomniac, I look for all manner of things to aid in sleep. In that endeavor, I've learned to appreciate music that soothes and relaxes me. BUT, I've learned in these battles that you guys don't tend to go for that. So, even though I originally had Jem against Carleen, I switched it to Terry at the last minute (because I thought Jem would get crushed, and I really didn't want to see that happen!). Turns out that was probably a good choice because this battle was back and forth, at least in the beginning. And then Terry gained a firm lead and Carleen didn't stand a chance.
Terry McDermott: 16
Carleen Anderson: 7
My vote? I'm torn, but I'll give the nod to Terry.
Now, on to IWSG. If you're a writer struggling with insecurities, there is a sign up list HERE. You, too, can let them loose on your blog the first Wednesday of every month. It's good to know you're not alone!
What is my insecurity right now? Well, I haven't been feeling well, which is NOT conducive to my writing in any way. Or my editing. Or even my reading.
I think part of my problem lies in the fact that I'm just not excited about my story any longer. I've read and edited it enough times that I'm (dare I say it?) bored with it. Yikes. When I feel that way, it's tough for me to imagine anyone else getting hyped to read it.
When you're bogged down in editing and revisions, what do you do to keep yourself psyched about your own story???