IWSG: Surprise!

It’s time again for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group! Posts go up the first Wednesday of each month. Read more posts and/or join in here.

What am I insecure about this month? Well, I’m working to finish my WIP for an interested agent. And while I know this agent won’t discard me if I’m a little behind, besides wanting to make a good impression I really just want to be done with this book. I think it has real potential, and I’m eager to get it out there. I’ve enjoyed writing it, but I’ve got a whole line of other projects waiting for my attention. That said, I know better than to rush my work. Lucky for me, the story has been flowing pretty well. It’s almost like I can’t type fast enough to keep up with my brain! And then just carving out the time to write has been tricky lately, too. I’ve got physical therapy twice a week, and the kids have various school things . . . I think I need a writing retreat so I can put my head down and just work without distraction!

Question of the Month: Have you ever surprised yourself with your writing? (For example, by trying a new genre you didn’t think you’d be comfortable in?)

Hmm. Mostly I’m surprised when I haven’t planned a plot twist and yet it’s clear the groundwork had been laid in previous chapters. Like my subconscious has done a ton of work I wasn’t aware of. I love when that happens!

Speaking of, be sure to check out The Adventures of Sel & Am on Wattpad. Two fallen angels attempt to navigate the world . . .

3 thoughts on “IWSG: Surprise!

  1. It is a great feeling when something you didn’t consciously plan just kind of falls into place while writing. I always thought it was just a coincidence, but maybe it was there in the back of my mind the whole time. Good luck with the WIP.

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