#IWSG – Sick Joke

I’m struggling to write this monthly Insecure Writer’s Support Group post as my bed-ridden position is getting beyond a sick joke.

Single key tapping is hard amidst intermittent pain… and morphine doesn’t aid concentration.

The book still depends on my desktop appearing… and an upturn in my health.

I have sketched out my October WEP-IWSG Challenge – Thriller theme – but there are massive holes.

Anyway IWSG. Remember, the question is optional!

September 7 question – What genre would be the worst one for you to tackle and why?

I’ve tackled/attempted quite a few genres and judging by a few failures…

Well, my written humour doesn’t stand up… to anything. Flat jokes are not red herrings. I laugh at comedy, whether Monty Python or Robin Williams or Terry Pratchett, but I never slap a key in jest.

Do I need to spell it out?



The awesome co-hosts for the September 7 posting of the IWSG are Kim Lajevardi, Cathrina Constantine, Natalie Aguirre, Olga Godim, Michelle Wallace, and Louise – Fundy Blue!

7 thoughts on “#IWSG – Sick Joke

  1. At one point in my writing journey, I wanted to write like Douglas Adams, but my Sci-Fi comedy felt really forced and unnatural. Humor is tough. The best jokes happen when you’re not trying to make jokes happen.

    Best wishes. You should feel proud of yourself for getting this post out there, despite the challenges you’re facing. That’s real strength.


  2. Sorry to hear about your situation. Hang in there!

    I’m the same when it comes to humor. I like to laugh and have a good sense of humor, but when it comes to writing it I don’t think my joke sense goes over well with readers. I think I just have a weird sense of what I find funny that many people don’t share. Humor writing can be a tough genre and I respect those who can pull it off well.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out


  3. Dang, I’m sorry to hear you are struggling so. As for humor/humour… I’m not sure I write that, but I do usually have my tongue pretty firmly in my cheek when writing (and at other times). I couldn’t pull off a Terry Pratchett if my life depended on it, or even a Charlotte MacLeod (known as the queen of the goofy murder mystery). But I try to hang onto my sense of the absurd!


  4. Really hope your computer turns up soon! I couldn’t do comedy either; I’d always be comparing myself to Monty Python and Terry Pratchett and Donald Westlake, and never measuring up…


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