I’m doing a little celebratory dance today because this is the third month IN A ROW that I’ve posted for the ISWG 🎉 I’m slowly getting back on track! Whoop whoop!
The IWSG is a wonderful group of people who help each other through their writerly lives, sharing the ups and downs, and are generally an amazing bunch who are always on hand with an encouraging word or two (or three, or four, or five …) Anyway, please do go and check them out and see who else has posted on their sign-up list.
This month the co-hosts are Janet Alcorn, Pat Garcia, Natalie Aguirre and Shannon Lawrence. Thank you lovelies for hosting! Make sure you head over and say hello to them as well as checking out some of the other contributors in the IWSG.
Each month there is an optional question to ponder and discuss, and the topic for March is:
Have you ever been conflicted about writing a story or adding a scene to a story? How did you decide to write it, or not?
I’ve thought long and hard about this, but I don’t really think I’ve ever been conflicted about writing something; at least not yet, anyway.
Perhaps I’m not far enough along on my writing journey, or perhaps the topics and issues I’ve written about aren’t ones that have the potential to make me feel that way. Which also makes me wonder if that makes them less readable or enjoyable. If I’m ‘playing safe’ all the time with my writing, does that mean it isn’t interesting, or does it just mean that I feel comfortable with what I’m writing, enough that I don’t feel conflicted about it?
Hmmm, this question really is a thinker for me, and I may need to get back to you when I can answer it more fully.
I’d love to hear what others have made of this question, and will be heading to the IWSG list to see what they think.
How about you? Have you ever been conflicted in your writing?