Thursday, September 7, 2017

IWSG Post Have you ever surprised yourself with your writing?

It’s time for another IWSG (Insecure Writers Support Group) post. IWSG is an online group of writers which posts on the first Wednesday of every month. In our posts we discuss everything related to writing, grumble to our heart’s content, freely discuss our writing insecurities and worries. Other writers who were in the same boat as us, but have now managed to get out of it and are sitting on the publishing shore, help us out with their suggestions and advice.

This wonderful group was started by Ninja captain Alex J Cavanaugh (author of the Amazon Bestsellers: CassaStar, CassaStorm, CassaFire and Dragon of the Stars). Under his able leadership IWSG has gone from strength to strength, it has published few anthologies. The IWSG website is full of writing information and now finds its place in Writer’s Digest 19 Annual 101 Best Websites for Writers and has also hosted its first twitter pitch contest on 27th July. That’s our Ninja Captain for you.

The IWSG September 6th question is: Have you ever surprised yourself with your writing? For example by trying a new genre you didn’t think you would be comfortable in?? 

Yes. I’ve just written a romance novel for adults, after years of writing middle grade and I’m surprised by my own writing. While doing my second draft I was quite impressed with my writing and myself and I enjoyed the new genre and age group.

I’m eager to read all your posts and find out whether you all are impressed with your writing.

P.S. I’m posting a day late because the Internet was down from the past few days due to heavy rains in my area. It has just resumed five minutes back.


  1. No worries! Hope you and yours are all right.
    Sounds like you've found a new genre.
    And thanks for the kind words.

  2. I've seen a few people around the blogosphere trying their hands at romance. Good for you all!

  3. I don't like being held back by genre even though they say--the internet--an author should be established in one before spreading out. I dabble in mysteries and cross over to paranormal, fantasy, and sci-fi. I love them all. :-)

    Anna from elements of emaginette

  4. Hope you did not get flooded out Rachna.

    I love writing in different genre's; always something new to learn.

  5. It's great that you were able to switch genres and age groups! I applaud you for writing romance. I find that genre to be super tough.

  6. Awesome how you switched genres and age group. That was a big leap. Glad you were happy with your writing.

  7. Congrats on the romance novel you just wrote!

  8. Congratulations on your romance novel. I have never tried that. I did finally try a "cozy mystery" for adults and I've been pretty pleased with the outcome — after about a billion rewrites. Now I'm starting Book Two.

  9. Well, I'm impressed with your writing:) As for mine, I'm working on getting it passable:)