Wednesday, August 7, 2019

My August IWSG Post

After ages I made my post a day in advance. And I felt very happy doing that. Though I try my best being organized, life manages to waylay me, throwing my well-laid plans into disarray. But this time I was ready, I decided to get the better of distractions. This year I have written a LOT. And I am quite happy with that.

Now let me get on to the task at hand. Its time for another IWSG (Insecure Writers Support Group) post. IWSG is a group of wonderful writers, who all post on the first Wednesday of the month. IWSG provides all kinds of support to its members, in the way of informative posts on the IWSG website, holding Twitter pitch contests and conducting story contests. Our IWSG posts which discuss our writing fears and insecurities, is a huge stress buster for many of us. The IWSG website is a treasure house of writing information.

IWSG was started by All Rounder (Online Rock Star, Author Extraordinaire, Ninja Captain, Musician Par Excellence, Wonderful Human, Amazing Blogger, Super Friend, Envied by Many, Loved by All - Alex J Cavanaugh (author of Amazon Bestsellers: CassaStar, CassaStorm, CassaFire and Dragon of the Stars).

August 7 question – Has your writing ever taken you by surprise? For example, a positive and belated response to a submission you’d forgotten about or an ending you never saw coming?

My first publisher had arranged the launch of my first book ‘The Lion Who Wanted to Sing,’ in the college where I had studied. My other book ‘Bunny in Search of a Name’ too was launched at the same time along with 2 other books. The four books were released by principals of different schools and colleges. Several months later I came to know that one of the principals who had launched my book, mentioned it in her speech for the students graduating from tenth grade. She mentioned that the lion’s story was an inspirational one, that if the lion could pursue his dreams, it showed that anyone else could do the same.  Needless to say, I was surprised as well as delighted, when I heard about it.

Looking forward to reading all your posts.