It is IWSG Time!
IWSG is a writers' support group created and led by Alex Cavanaugh.
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!
This group is an immense help to many of us who do not mind sharing our insecurities, our successes or giving encouragement and support to others.
So, if you are interested and would like to join, the link below will lead you directly to us.
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!
Submissions: I was finally able to participate in the WEP again. Due to working on two manuscripts, I didn't have the time. It was great to be back and even more of an honor when I was notified that I had won. The authors that write for the WEP are outstanding, and the competition is always stiff and challenging. It is open to all, so come join us.
TACKLING THE GENRE THAT WOULD BE THE WORST FOR ME TO TACKLE
Undoubtedly, the Horror genre would be the worst for me to tackle. I have read five or six good authors that write excellent horror stories, and I've had severe traumatic experiences each time. My psyche reacts to what I read, and it takes me days to overcome it. So, I don't try to write horror because I have too much respect for the authors of this genre than to miswrite something that even I wouldn't want to read.
Have a great month of September and be safe.
I'd have a hard time writing horror too. Congrats on winning the WEP challenge!ReplyDelete
I can't watch or read anything with torture toward people or animals. That's a no. I think we all have genres we're pulled too.ReplyDelete
From- T. Powell Coltrin Writes @ https://journalingwoman.blogspot.com
Congratulations on the WEP Award! GREAT JOB!ReplyDelete
Like you, I don't like to read OR watch horror. I do like suspense, though. You have been great at continuing forging ahead with your writing. I'm applauding!
I think horror is right up there with romance for me. I don't mind a bit of spooky with mystery, but horror? No way. Congratulations on your win, Pat! That is wonderful.ReplyDelete
Congratulations, Pat. You must be happy. What a thrill.ReplyDelete
Your WEP entry was wonderful!!ReplyDelete
I wish I could write horror - but the nightmares are too upsetting!
It is horror for me too. I would never be able to write it.ReplyDelete
Congrats on your WEP victory.
Olga Godim from https://olgagodim.wordpress.com
Congratulations on First Place!! Loved your story. Well-deserved award. I didn't think I could write horror either, bit I did once without realizing it! When I submitted it to the publisher, they accepted what I called a mystery novel and placed it in the horror category. I was shocked. There was a scary element in it, but the story was more humorous than scary.ReplyDelete
Oh how the WEP team raved about your entry for MS. Was so moving! You are writing in the genre that suits you. Horror can be good if elements are interspersed through the story, but full on horror is a horror to me.ReplyDelete
Congratulations on your WEP win, Pat! I'm still bothered by things I've read in horror stories or seen in horror movies decades ago. You couldn't drag me to a horror movie now. Good luck with your latest manuscripts!ReplyDelete
I'm with you on the horror genre. Not one I can read or write. Congrats on winning WEP!ReplyDelete
Congratulations on winning WEP! What an honor. So understand why writing and reading horror is on the Do Not Read List.ReplyDelete
Lynn La Vita @ http://la-vita.us/
Congratulations on your win. I used to be fearful of the horror genre until I realised it isn't all blood and gore, but still, I get that it's not for everyone.ReplyDelete
Congrats! Pat you've always been a winner to me. Yay!ReplyDelete
Anna from elements of emaginette
Same, girl!! Horror is not for me.ReplyDelete
I'm with you, Pat. I can't watch, write, or read horror. Life can be too upsetting as it is. Have a beautiful Sunday!ReplyDelete