Another month, another IWSG. Welcome!
Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!
Ninja Alex J. Cavanaugh is the founder of IWSG.
His awesome co-hosts for the September 5 posting of the IWSG are Toi Thomas, T. Powell Coltrin, M.J. Fifield, and Tara Tyler!
The question for September 5 is - What publishing path are you considering/did you take and why?
The question is optional.
My answer is easy. I never planned to be a writer. But while teaching children in grades two through five, my mind started having weird thoughts. What if I could write articles for children's magazines like the ones we had in class? What if I could write about the art projects and writing projects we did? What if is a powerful question, so I decided why not give it a try. And guess what? Children's magazines published some of my articles. And I guess you might say the writing bug bite me. I went on to write picture books, middle grade and young adult novels. They were published too. And the girl who hated to read when she was a kid was now living in the world of her characters. I bet my high school teachers would faint if they saw one of my published books today. Maybe they have. Oh, my! I wonder what grade they'd give me.
How about you?