October IWSG (October 7, 2015)
Time for another posting with the Insecure Writers Support Group, where writers can share their insecurities and encourage one another. IWSG was founded by Alex J. Cavanaugh and we share our posts the first Wednesday of the month. The co-hosts for October are:
TB Markinson, Tamara Narayan, Shannon Lawrence, Stephanie Faris, and Eva E. Solar.
In September, IWSG announced that they would be having an anthology contest for group members. We have until November 1 to submit a short story about a parallel universe or alternative history. This is my insecurity this month. As soon as I saw the contest, I was so excited about it, but now I’m having mixed feelings/second thoughts. I really want to submit a story, I have an idea, I have the characters lined up, and I even started writing. I am just not sure if I can pull this all together in a sensible way by November! During this process, I realized that I have not written any fiction since high school, beyond a list of ideas and a couple opening paragraphs to stories that may never come to be. I don’t even know if my fiction will be likeable, but I guess this is an opportunity to find out. I have to start somewhere. I hope I can get it done.