Wednesday, April 3, 2019

My April IWSG post and Writing Fairies

I have been so busy working on my new book which I have to submit my mid may, that I completely forgot about my IWSG post. Yes peeps, I have signed another book contract and am currently working on that manuscript, getting it ready for submission. Will share more details about it, as well as other writing news soon.

Insecure Writers Support Group (IWSG) an online group of writers posting on the first Wednesday of the month, keeps me grounded, as it does the other writers who all are a part of it. IWSG was started by Alex Cavanaugh, an amazing guitarist, a wonderful blogger who has made it his mission in life to help other writers and a brilliant author: his books CassaStar, CassaStorm, CassaFire and Dragon of the Stars are all Amazon Bestsellers. Alex with the help of a super-efficient team of dedicated writers has made IWSG a force to reckon with in the writing world. IWSG has to its credit, writing contests, twitter pitch parties, it has brought out several anthologies, the IWSG website has informative and helpful posts from publishing experts.

The April Question: If you could use a wish to help you write just ONE scene/chapter of your book, which one would it be? (examples: fight scene / first kiss scene / death scene / chase scene / first chapter / middle chapter / end chapter, etc.)

If I could use a wish to help me write a chapter it would have been for my first magic realism love story which I have slowly and hesitantly started submitting. There was a crucial chapter in this story that I just wasn’t getting right. I was writing an adult novel for the first time, moving away from my usual middle grade books. I was also trying the genre of magic realism for the first time. I felt so clueless about that chapter. I was practically in tears. It just wasn’t happening. And then one day, it all kind of fell in place. I would have welcomed any help I had, a wish, a writing genie, writing fairies, anything to nail that chapter. Anyway, sadly I didn’t find any magic lamp or powerful genie, it was plain old hard work to the rescue. Cross your fingers that I find a publisher for it soon.

Will hop over to all your blogs later to see which scene troubled you and made you wish for a writing godmother.