Today is March's contribution to Alex Cavanaugh's Insecure Writers Support Group.
Why am I an Insecure Writer this month?
Because I've been thrust into the position of becoming a full-time writer much sooner than I expected.
Today's post is about four hours late, and that ties in with today's topic. Last month I revealed I had lost my job due to the company's downsizing and that I was about to become a full-time writer--whether I wanted to or not. From a financial point of view, I think we're going to be fine. We have other sources of income, and I've started offering my services as a chemistry tutor. And to my surprise, it turns out the need for chemistry tutors, both online and in person, is higher than I expected. We'll have to tighten ours belts a bit, but we'll be okay.
Unfortunately, this tutoring business is more hectic than I realized. Adding new students, keeping track of my ever-changing schedule, learning the ins and outs of the various online tutoring interfaces, plus helping out more around the house is taking a lot more time than I expected. I postponed my critique group meeting twice because I mistakenly scheduled a tutoring session at the same time.
I've had a couple of good writing days, but my writing has mostly stalled. I know that when I adjust to this new life style, I'll once again have time to write, but in the meantime, it's kind of frustrating. Even now I'm hurrying to finish this post because I have a tutoring session coming up in 30 minutes. Sigh, seems like I had more time to write back when I had a full-time job.
This month’s IWSG question is: Whose perspective do you like to write from best, the hero (protagonist) or the villain (antagonist)? And why?
Definitely the hero, because he/she is learning to become a better person as the story goes along, and I enjoy watching that progression. I've yet to write from the villain's perspective, so maybe I just don't know what I'm missing.
Thanks for stopping by, and be sure to stop by each of this month's co-hosts too:: Fundy Blue, Beverly Stowe McClure, Erika Beebe, and Lisa Buie-Collard!