The first Wednesday of every month is the Insecure Writer's Support Group. Posts go up the 1st Wednesday of every month. Check it out here and join if you need support with your writing. Don't forget to stop by and say hello to the co-hosts: Renee Scattergood, Sadira Stone, Jacqui Murray, Tamara Narayan, and LG Keltner!
It's my first IWSG post for this blog! At my other blog, last month I had talked about my decision to split my pen names. I wasn't certain at the time, but as you can see, I quickly decided. I don't dilly-dally. I'm a bit terrified. Will people follow me here? Did I get everything set up? Is this a mistake? Did I just waste a lot of money? Lots of questions I don't have answers for. But, for now, I'm enjoying the excitement of a new start.
This month's optional question is: 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?
I've definitely had my writing take me by surprise. A story I'm working on editing, The Cure, was a surprise. It was only supposed to be a 100 word drabble. Another story had a character surprise me with what he said. I'm still not sure why I was shocked. The character is in my head and yet I had no idea he would say what he did until I typed it? That's some serious channeling. o.O
Have you ever made a big change with your writing? Did it work out for you? What's your answer to this month's question?