Wednesday, December 1, 2021

My December IWSG post and writing stresses and delights


This year flew at a supersonic speed, making everything a gigantic blur. This year I wrote so many picture books that I surprised myself. I also rewrote a middle grade novel, revised a love story and edited a few chapter books. I exercised like a maniac. I also made some wonderful publishing connections, had some amazing feedback from agents. But my reading suffered a lot. I guess I am no superwoman who can do everything!

With the end of 2021 comes the last IWSG of the year. IWSG was started by the amazing Alex J Cavanaugh. Alex is the author of Amazon Bestsellers: CassaStar, CassaStorm, CassaFire and Dragon of the Stars. Do visit the IWSG website for more information on this wonderful group and some writing related posts.

December 1 question – In your writing, what stresses you the most? What delights you?

The awesome co-hosts for December 1 posting of the IWSG are PJ Colando, Diane Burton, Louise-Fundy Blue, Natalie Aguirre and Jacqui Murray!

What stresses me about my writing is when I get stuck with a difficult scene or in a sticky plot hole. I also get stressed wondering whether the readers will like what I have written. Before the readers I start worrying whether the editor I have submitted to, will like what I have written. I’m delighted when the story shapes up beautifully and make an emotional connection with the readers and when the readers gush over my book/s.

What are your writing stresses and delights?