August 7 question – 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? 

Today is another group posting of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group! Time to release our fears to the world – or offer encouragement to those who are feeling neurotic. If you’d like to join us, click on the tab above and sign up. We post the first Wednesday of every month. You can also visit the founder Alex J. Cavanaugh for more info and links.

When I’m writing fiction, yes, the characters surprise me. I think the story will go one way, then I hear “the voices” telling me to go another. Also, as I was working on a new project, someone that I thought was a minor character had an interesting story to tell. I might need to save that for another book, but it certainly brought new material to the novel.

As I write this post, that novel has been on the shelf for a while. I’m in a local community theater production of Mamma Mia! It’s fun, but takes up quite a bit of time. Also, it’s summer here in Minnesota, and I’m looking forward to some family time this weekend. Come Fall, I’ll bring the writing back onto the table! Also, I talked myself out of writing a story for the latest IWSG Anthology contest, but now, I think I should at least give it a try! Ack! When to find the time?!

Journaling Prompt: How are things going for you? Is it summer where you are? Are you enjoying some fun in the sun and family time?