I’m aiming to get ahead by writing this monthly Insecure Writer’s Support Group post a few days ahead.
Our house is still in chaos, although my wife’s son and his girlfriend move out next week. So, then our office will get set up, and I can stop writing one-fingered on a laptop barely in reach. The flash-drive with my current novel did appear, but revision is postponed until the office makes writing easier.
My health is declining, but we have hopefully found a way to afford care using insurance and a family trust. My brother, who controls the purse strings visiti on Sunday – my 69th birthday – so I’ll have to behave 😉
However, I must reassure the Ninja Captain, Alex J. Cavanaugh that this announcement is not ‘ffarwel’.
Anyway IWSG. Remember, the question is optional!
August 3 question – When you set out to write a story, do you try to be more original, or do you try to give readers what they want?
Initially my stories are original in inspiration, even if there’s a prompt, as with the WEP/IWSG Challenges.
However, there comes a point where the favourable responses mean re-visiting places and characters. That’s why I keep writing my Snowdon Shadows stories set in North Wales and starring Sparkle & Kama.
Do my Ukrainian stories fit this pattern? Originally written to an IWSG Anthology prompt, continued due to the current war, I’m now working on one for the next WEP/IWSG Challenge as readers wanted to know what happens next.
Good question, which real events will decide.
Finally, don’t forget to visit more active writers via the IWSG site:
Insecure Writer’s Support Group
Let’s rock the neurotic writing world!
Our Twitter handle is @TheIWSG and hashtag is #IWSG.
The awesome co-hosts for the August 3 posting of the IWSG are Tara Tyler, Lisa Buie Collard, Loni Townsend, and Lee Lowery!
Sending you all the best, Ronald. So sorry to hear of your health news but glad that a solution can be found. Happy IWSG!
Glad you’ll have an office soon. And happy birthday!
I’m so glad the thumb drive turned up! And it sounds like things are getting going a little bit more in the right direction. Hang in there, and I look forward to reading more of the latest book!
Glad to hear things are heading in the right direction for a change. Happy birthday!
Hoping your health improves and you feel better each day.
Original stories set in familiar places flow better! I do the same.
I hope things get better. I’m sure the recent heat wave probably doesn’t help. I hope you have a favorable visit with your brother.
I am glad that you can see light at the end of the tunnel. Happy birthday.
Happy birthday for the upcoming weekend! Amazing to see you writing posts despite all the upheavals of moving. Great to hear about the thumb drive appearing from the packing, and the prospects for that new office.
Getting your home in order will go a long way to helping your creativity. Happy Birthday! Sending you healing thoughts.
Best wishes on your upcoming birthday 🙂 Hope it’s a great weekend!