Two months of 2016 have flown past. It’s once again time for our monthly IWSG post. IWSG is the place we writers hang around online, sharing our writing insecurities, anxieties, worries, clearing our doubts and learning from each other. As all the writers are at different stages of their publishing journey, there is a wealth of information on the IWSG website.
Ninja Captain Alex JCavanaugh (author of the Amazon Bestsellers: CassaStar, CassaStorm, CassaFire and Dragon of the Stars), started this awesome group. Trust me when I say this, it’s a pleasure being a part of Super A’s (as I have secretly nicknamed Alex) group. We are all trying to learn from his generosity, and hope to emulate him by being helpful, warm and concerned like him.
This month my writing insecurity is being judged by what I write. Honestly, it’s has become one of my biggest fears. I have started wondering what people think of the things I write. This new obsession has started while I am reading a book by an Indian author whose female character is obsessed by men’s anatomy (I’m not going to elaborate, I hope you all get the hint). Though these passages are funny, I keep wondering what made the writer write them. Is the writer like that in real life? Does she discuss all this with her female friends. I have even formed an image of the writer’s personality and nature in my mind. I keep thinking she must be having a kinky personality to write the way she has written.
This has made me wonder whether readers and other writers judge us by the stories we write, by our raunchy descriptions and scenes? Do you all make assumptions about a writer’s personality or judge their nature when you read their books? Do you worry about being judged by your kinky writing (if you ever write those scenes.)