The Evolution of Writing #IWSG

The first Wednesday of every month is Insecure Writer’s Support Group. Every month there is a new question which you answer on your own blog or use it as a springboard to share your thoughts on your writing journey. Talk about your doubts, fears you have conquered, struggles and triumphs. After posting, visit the master list and visit and comment on twelve new blogs. This is a safe haven for writers to connect, share and encourage each other.

September 6 Question: Have you ever surprised yourself with your writing? For example, by trying a new genre, you didn’t think you’d be comfortable in??

I began blogging nonfiction, mostly devotionals four years ago. Recently my friend introduced me to flash fiction. It was love at first sight! To my surprise, I have gotten positive feedback and even won a couple of contests.

My blog Filled to Empty is a niche blog aimed to encourage women to care for themselves well so they can love others lavishly. Fiction doesn’t fit well into that theme. I purchased my name domain a few years ago and decided that now would be a great time to get it up and running so I could use it to explore other genres.

I have a degree in elementary education and have homeschooled my children for over a decade. This fall I am beginning a new season of my life as my children are beginning their own lives, away from home.  The words burn inside me, and whether written, spoken, fiction or non-fiction.  I am excited to set aside my teaching hat and move from squeezing writing into the spare seconds of my day to following the writing path wherever it takes me.

This is my first post for IWSG, and I’m excited to be here. Other things on my fall agenda are reworking two pieces into short ebooks, more flash fiction contests, joining Toastmasters and a course on writing fiction. I’m also toying with the idea of writing a blog post every day for a year. Jeff Goins recently talked about doing that and the lessons he learned.


3 Replies to “The Evolution of Writing #IWSG”

  1. Welcome to the team! IWSG is the best thing out there, at least in my humble opinion. There are so many interesting, varied writers willing to help, listen, share a frustration. I hope you like it here. I also adore flash fiction! And how excellent that you’ve had success with it. Best of luck and keep working.

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