Wednesday, September 6, 2017

#IWSG


Join Alex J. Cavanaugh and a multitude of writer's in this monthly hop to help support one another!

Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!

September 6 Question: Have you ever surprised yourself with your writing? For example, by trying a new genre you didn't think you'd be comfortable in??


I write Young Adult novels, paranormal thrillers, dystopian, to contemporary mysteries. Last year, I was asked to write a short story for an anthology. And given the topic of the anthology I decided to depart from my comfort zone and write a romance. I felt fairly awkward, yet in the long run, I believe it turned out somewhat respectable. In the meantime, that Anthology, which many of you know had all but sizzled into ashes. 

I still have the story sitting on my computer. While it stews for a while, I haven't figured out what I'm going to do with it. 

Anybody interested in managing and championing a new Anthology? LOL!!! 


                           
**Welcome to September**




26 comments:

  1. Oh, I'm sorry that anthology turned into such a mess. Good for you for trying something out of your comfort zone. I hope you will find another home for it soon. I've no doubt it's a great story!

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  2. My story found a home after that anthology crashed, so hopefully yours will as well.

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  3. Hmmm...does your story have a time element to fit the new IWSG anthology contest?

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  4. Hello September! Hope your story finds a home. I have several sitting there waiting to find homes too. Just keep an eye out for anthologies or even magazines.

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    1. Thanks what I'm hoping for. Thanks Christine.

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  5. I wanted to start an anthology but I didn't get much response a year ago, and then I had health issues ... so I put the project on the shelf for now. Maybe next year, if I can get loads of help.
    Way to go with your writing!

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  6. That's a shame but well done for trying something new. I hope you find a home for it soon. I find short stories the perfect way to dip your toe in another genre.

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  7. You could try Roane Publishing they have anthologies coming out regularly. Watch for the call and good luck when you submit. You'll love them. :-)

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  8. I'm excited about the IWSG tick tock anthology. Are you submitting? It seems you have an incredible range of genres to choose from. :)

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  9. Maybe DLP should consider a romance anthology?

    I'd almost forgotten about that anthology mess.

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  10. I thought it was a great romance. A pleasant surprise.

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  11. I haven't really stepped out of my comfort zone in terms of genres, but that's mostly because I love writing about paranormal and monsters too much. Anything else just bores me (I like to read other genres though.)

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  12. You certainly have enough author friends to put one together, that's for sure!

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  13. Its awesome that you tried different genres and are okay with it. All the best!

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  14. Sorry about the anthology falling through, but at least it gave you a reason for trying something new. Even if you never write another romance ever again, the things you learn writing the first one will help all your future books.

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  15. That's a shame about the anthology. I think it's great how you were brave enough to branch outside your comfort zone for it, though. Hope this story of yours eventually finds a home!

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  16. I have several short stories that need attention and placement as well. Sorry to hear the anthology didn't work out.

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