Wednesday, February 7, 2018

The Insecure Writer and Forgetting ISWG Blog Post Day


Today is February's contribution to Alex Cavanaugh's Insecure Writers Support Group.

Why am I an Insecure Writer this month?

Because I forgot this was the first Wednesday in February, which means my IWSG post is due.  Arg!!!!

My only excuse is that it’s been a busy week for me, writing-wise.  My monthly SCBWI meeting was on Saturday, I met with one of my critique groups on Monday evening, and my other critique group meets tomorrow night. At least I'm keeping busy.

Thank goodness the IWSG supplies an optional question to answer every month.

What do you love about the genre you write in most often? 


I write fantasy for the same reason I read it.  The sense of wonder. I love escaping to worlds different from the one I live in.  But it's not just about escapism. I love how fantasy (and science fiction) trigger my imagination, letting me see and experience things that would never happen in real life (or at least not in my lifetime).

I enjoy reading mysteries and thrillers too, but wrap them in a fantasy setting and those stories just seem to pop for me.

My IWSG post is kind of short today, but that just means you all have more time to visit the other writers in this blog hop.

So go forth and read! 

And don't forget to stop by this month's co-hosts.  Stephen Tremp, Pat Garcia, Angela Wooldridge, Victoria Marie Lees, and Madeline Mora-Summonte!

ChemistKen





24 comments:

  1. First Wednesday - surprise!
    I've always liked escaping to other worlds with science fiction and fantasy.

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    1. What makes it even worse was that I knew during the weekend that this was IWSG Wednesday. Too many things going on, I guess.

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  2. It's harder to remember when the first Wednesday comes later. And that'll be the case for next month, too.

    Fantasy is great. I can really sink into the story if there's a dash of fantasy. I suppose it comes from when I was little...those fanciful worlds were the ones I wanted to escape to. :)

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    1. I grew up on science fiction, then spread out to fantasy after someone let me borrow The Lord of the Rings. Escapism is great.

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  3. Your post is spot on, Ken, definitely not too short. In fact, I think IWSG recommends short.

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  4. Oh yes, I love to escape too. And a book that can give me a mystery I can't figure out within the first three chapters is a good read for me. :)

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  5. I envy you all those meetings with other writers. I'm always energized when I meet with 'the tribe.'

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  6. Losing yourself in a good fantasy or mystery is great for the modern mind! I understand why you enjoy both.

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  7. You're keeping busy with those meetings. I love when mystery meets fantasy and science fiction.

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  8. Another fantasy writer! I'm glad we share the same reasoning behind why we write in that genre. I just like the ability to dream and come up with no wrong answers. Loved your post!

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  9. One of the first books I read for fun was Lord of the Rings. I've never been the same since. hehehe

    Anna from elements of emaginette

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  10. It's writing busy which is good.

    Fantasy opened a whole new world for me when I read the Narnia books in grade school.

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  11. Yes! The creative burst fantasy provides is invigorating! Love it. :) Here's to keeping on top of things.

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  12. Yes the sense of wonder. Love that.

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  13. We have similar reading and writing loves. Hope you have a great week of writerly events.

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  14. It sneaks up on you, doesn't it? Haha. :) The sense of wonder, I find it in all fiction, but you're right, there's something about sci-fi or fantasy that sparks a little something extra. :)

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  15. I adore a fantasy for that reason as well. It's always fun to escape to another world!

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  16. Fantasy. Mystery. Thriller. my favorite books to. I love to wonder and this trifecta triple shot helps accomplish just that.

    February 2018 IWSG Co-host
    www.stephentremp.com

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  17. Yeah, there's just something about disappearing into a magical world...
    Thanks for taking time out of your crazy-busy schedule for us :)

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  18. I think there's usually a mystery, a sense of mystery, an unanswered question, etc in most genres of fiction. I love that! :)

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  19. I also love mysteries and thrillers, but preferably in reality-based settings.

    Short posts are actually better. It allows us to visit more members on IWSG day.

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  20. That's one of the things that I really love about science fiction and fantasy: that you can sneak all the other genres in too.

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  21. It sounds like you're continuing the pace you had over the holidays! Good luck with the writing!

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