Special thanks to Alex J. Cavanaugh, the creator of IWSG and also this month's dynamic support team, Tyrean Martinson, Tara Tyler, Raimey Gallant, and Beverly Stowe McClure!
September's ISWG question is Have you ever surprised yourself with your writing? For example, by trying a new genre you didn't think you'd be comfortable in??
For me, this is a tough question. I usually just write what I feel, nothing more. But I have written in a style that I describe as a somewhat detached sentiment of the first person. It's hard to explain only that it was based on the character and their thought process. It's was incredibly challenging and in that sense, I was surprised by the result.
Life So Far
To give you an update on things so far, last year, if you recall our house had a flood. It took nearly a year to get all the everything fixed. And of course, while we were at it, we had other major repairs to do. In short, we had non-stop renovations and it was near impossible to get any true writing done. Now we have somewhat finalized things so I finally feel at peace. I could go into the particulars but then...
...there's a part of me that doesn't want to go there. I survived so let's leave it at that. Since as recently as a week ago, I've been settled back into a workflow that I feel has promise.
What about you? How were you surprised with your writing?
UPDATE: Wish us South Floridians luck as we wait for Hurricane Irma! It looks like it will be a doozie! Yikes!