IWSG August 7: Writing Surprises

It’s the first Wednesday of the month and that means Insecure Writer’s Support Group (IWSG) is enjoying its monthly blog fest invented by Alex J. Cavanaugh. IWSG is a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds.

The awesome co-hosts for the August 7 posting of the IWSG are Renee Scattergood, Sadira Stone, Jacqui Murray, Tamara Narayan, and LG Keltner!

IWSG 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?

ANSWER: I’m surprised every time write. Especially when I create a post for IWSG. Typically, my initial response is, “I don’t have a thing to say.” Then my fingers touch the keyboard and ideas tumble onto the page. Now, I’m not saying it’s good writing…but I am surprised there is a thought or two.

When does your inspiration pour forth? At odd times such as when you are in In the shower? Or is it polite and wait for you to be in compose mode?

Thank you for taking the time to visit, ponder, and comment. I promise to return your thoughtfulness and comment on your post, too.

12 thoughts on “IWSG August 7: Writing Surprises

  1. My inspiration often comes when I’m walking my dog or in the shower. Funny how your mind can figure out things when doing things other than writing. It was the same when I was a lawyer and trying to solve problems for my clients.

    1. Hi Natalie,
      It’s fascinating how the brain works. It seems to switch gears with we relax and allow the flow.
      Thank you for visiting. It was wonderful to wake up and see your comment waiting for me. Wishing continued success.

  2. I love being surprised too when I sit down to write a post, think I have nothing to say, then some random stuff starts flowing. Of course, there are days when that doesn’t happen 🙂

    1. Good Morning Ellen,
      It’s funny how and when the muse flows. Your muse sure was flowing when you wrote, “Murder at the Marina!” It is a great read and I enjoyed it. Wishing you continued success!

    1. Hi Jacqui, We certainly seem to have the same writing style and editing requirements. It’s weird how words seem to come when the fingers to the talking.

      I apologize for being to tardy in my reply. I was traveling when I discovered my Carotid is clogged 80% to 99%. I’ll have surgery in February. The diagnosis threw me for a loop. I’ll be OK.

      Thank you for visiting and taking a moment to comment. Cheers.

  3. Inspiration for me is whenever, maybe during a good movie, or reading, or at night when I lay down, or a picture I see or thought I read. No specific times, although sometimes in the car when I can’t write it down.

    1. Hi Juneta,
      When inspiration hits, how do you capture these gems?

      As I mentioned in my previous comment, I apologize for being to tardy in my reply. I was lucky and caught a silent killer known as a clogged Carotid artery. I’m on Lipitor and surgery is scheduled for February. The diagnosis threw me for a loop. I’ll be OK.

      Thanks for visiting. I’ll go to your blog & look for your August IWSG post.
      I enjoyed reading your comment. Thanks for visiting!

  4. Hi,
    The main thing is that you’re writing. I write first and then began editing after I finish a piece of work. I am inspired when I wake up knowing that I am doing what I love to do, write, and believe it or not, I get even more inspired when I start editing what I write.
    Wishing you all the best.
    Shalom aleichem,
    Pat G @ EverythingMustChange

    1. Hi Pat, I absolutely believe inspiration flows during the editing phase. Happens to me, too.
      I’ll be heading to your August IWSG post and comment.

      Health issue derailed me after I posted this months. I seem to be in doing just fine.
      Thanks for visiting and sharing your thoughts with me.

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