It’s the first Wednesday of the month, which means it’s time to share our hopes, dreams and fears with the Insecure Writers Support Group, the brainchild of Ninja Captain Alex J. Cavanaugh, and this month’s hosts are; Renee Scattergood, Sadira Stone, Jacqui Murray, Tamara Narayan, and LG Keltner!
Do stop by and say hello to them!
I’m just back from holiday in Spain, and am facing a mountainous to-do list. I’ve already tackled the laundry foothills; braved the heights of the weekly shop; and am now surveying the towering cliffs of keeping-the-kids-occupied; avoiding-guilt-as-my-husband-DOES-STUFF-around-the-house, and trying-to-fit-in-writing-time.
But I’m probably not alone in all that, so I won’t whinge.
This month’s question is: Has your writing ever taken you by surprise? And my answer is ALL THE TIME!!
I only need to think back to the first creative writing course I ever took. The homework was to write about a character who was packing a bag, and I ended up with an antiques dealer who had a special interest in smuggling antique erotica on the side. I was sooo nervous about reading it back to the class the following week! But I was glad I did as it reinforced the lesson to go ahead with writing whatever the muse throws at you, rather than what you think you ‘ought’ to write.
Speaking of things the muse flings around, my story, ‘Herne’s Rest’ is in the second Grumpy Old Gods anthology, which comes out this Friday (9th August). If anyone is interested in receiving an ARC and would consider leaving an Amazon review, then please let me know.