Wednesday, January 5, 2022

January IWSG post and my writing regret


The Omicron variant of the Coronavirus has decided to cast its gloom all over the world. The fifth day of the year and our government has already announced a weekend curfew from this week. We are also undergoing a night curfew from the past few days. 2022 has dashed all our hopes. I pray that as the months pass, things will get better.

My resolution this year is to write lots and read lots. Fingers crossed that I achieve both my goals.

A new year, a new month and we have the first IWSG of the year. IWSG (Insecure Writers Support Group) an online group of writers was started by the amazing Alex J Cavanaugh. Alex Cavanaugh 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. To read the other IWSG posts, visit the group’s page.

January 5 question - What's the one thing about your writing career you regret the most? Were you able to overcome it?

The awesome co-hosts for the January 5 posting of the IWSG are Erika Beebe, Olga Godim, Sandra Cox, Sarah Foster and Chemist Ken!

I regret not submitting widely during the first few years of my writing life/career. For the first couple of years, I had submitted to just one publisher (I know that was very foolish of me) I rue and regret this mistake every single day. I also rue the fact that I didn’t write for different age groups. For many years, I stuck to writing middle grade fiction and short stories for the children's section of the newspapers. Luckily, now I have overcome both these obstacles/handicaps in a big way.

What about you all? What do you regret about your writing career?

P.S. Wishing you all a very Happy New Year.