IWSG Day & What I’m Not Gonna Write

Happy IWSG Day! Can you believe we’re in the final quarter of 2021? And here we are together again. Every first Wednesday of the month, sharing our writerly woes and blessings. Thanks for creating this writing community goes to ninja extraordinaire Alex Cavanaugh.

The co-hosts for the August 3rd posting of the IWSG are: Kim Lajevardi, Cathrina Constantine, Natalie Aguirre, Olga Godim, Michelle Wallace, and Louise – Fundy Blue!

Interested in joining us? Click on the badge above. Our Twitter hashtag and handle are #IWSG and @TheIWSG.

So, what’s going on with me this month?

I almost forgot today was IWSG day. So excuse the shortness of today’s post. On another note, the kids are in school.

There haven’t been updates on my WIP and NaNoWriMo is around the corner.  What’s worrying me is that I’m not as worried about my lack of productivity as I would’ve been at the same time last year. Worrying.

Now, for today’s question, “What genre would be the worst one for you to tackle and why?”   

Although I read and watch historial and science fiction, it’d be the worst genre for me to tackle. Researching for our stories is the occupational hazard of a writer. But even if I’d researched the terminology and facts from the distant past and for the far future a thousand times, I’d still get it wrong. And use them incorrectly. So, props to the authors whose science fiction and historical genres are their jam. Personally, I just can’t do it.

What’s going on with you this month? Already thinking about NaNoWriMo? What genre would be the worst one for you to tackle and why?

PS. I can’t believe I almost forgot. I swear sometimes I’d lose my head if it wasn’t firmly attached to my neck. A major thing is going on with me this month. This month I celebrate my 16th wedding anniversary!



  1. I’ve never attempted NaNoWriMo. The thought is terrifying!

    I have no interest in writing sci-fi and fantasy. However, I have read a bit of both genres over the years. I’m amazed at the intricate worlds that some of these writers build.

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    • I also write fantasy, and for lack of a better word, the world building is fantastical. And vivid. Usually keep a glossary of terms, history, objects, etc to keep things straight.


    • Hope you never stop jamming. Have no ideas either. Can either be a rebel again and rewrite/edit book one of my fantasy WIP. Or start a new book by working on the sequel.


    • That’s why I like NaNo. It gives me the kick in the pants I need to crank out my WIP. Although, not everything I’ve written during NaNo can be used but at least I’ll be working from a springboard of sorts afterwards.


  2. The amount of research required for science fiction really depends on the subgenre you’re in. Most of my work in the field is social science fiction, so the science itself is really just the background for the characters to interact in. But I definitely understand how intimidating historical science fiction can be. I’ve tried it one time and it’s one of my least favorite works of everything I’ve written just because I feel like I didn’t get it as close to the truth as what I owe to the history in question.

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