This is my Insecure Writers Support Group post for March 2022.
Alex's awesome co-hosts this month are:
Please stop by their blogs and say thank you.
March 2nd question - 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'm a natural plotter and only pants the small stuff, so -thankfully- I rarely struggle with this. But I do have my moments. 😃
I encountered this problem in the second book of my Scarlet Knight duet, when the threat of a leftover villain from book one was mentioned but didn't materialize. I let my CPs read the draft first (so as not to bias them), then I asked them what they thought about that particular issue.
They said they wouldn't have put the book down over it, but that they did wonder why the guy never showed. I decided to have him come back and cause some trouble. It was fun to write, and it only added a few short scenes. Not only did this mitigate potential reader dissatisfaction, it threw in some tension and conflict during a somewhat saggy middle. Win, win.
What about you?
IWSG is the brainchild of Alex J. Cavanaugh. It's a monthly bloghop that offers a safe haven for writers to express their feelings and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. It's also a venue for offering support, both in the form of comments and positive posts. Writers of all kinds are welcome.
We 'meet' the first Wednesday of every month. If you're interested in learning more, click on the link above. And don't be intimidated by the size of the group. We're not expected to visit everyone on the list.