07 April 2021

When Controversy Strikes

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I almost forgot to write this post! Luckily, I looked in my planner last night and saw that today was IWSG Day! I really need to get better at blogging. And writing. But I am trying! One of my three month goals is to work on *something* writing related every single day, even if it's a tiny thing. I did already screw up and forgot to do something on Monday...oops. I was sleep deprived, ok? (It was the cat's fault!) I'm gonna do some extra work on one day to make up for it. 

Anyhoo, this month's optional question is: Are you a risk-taker when writing? Do you try something radically different in style/POV/etc. or add controversial topics to your work?

Let's see...my main WIP is about a relationship between a 15-year-old and a 28-year-old, so....YES. I wouldn't say I seek out controversial ideas. Most ideas I've had have just kind of hit me out of nowhere. And it's definitely tricky to do. You don't even want to know how many times I've told myself that no one is going to read my book. One of the many things that has held me back over the years, but I do keep going. Slowly. I do think the time has helped me understand the story better though, and where it was when I first started would not have been good. It was more of a forbidden romance at first, but with a lot of time and work, it's become a lot more complicated, in a way that I hope will make someone want to read it. 

When I started writing it, Jordan was definitely a unique choice of narrator for me as well. I'd pretty much only written female main characters before him. I feel like when it comes to writing, I'll try anything once. If an idea I like strikes me, then I run with it.

I think I'll cut this short since, you know...almost forgot to write the thing...I'll leave you with a picture of the cupcakes I made for Easter! I tried a tricolor frosting technique for the first time and I think it came out pretty good!


  1. I would eat those!
    Always easy to blame the cat...

  2. That's great that you branched out and are writing from a male POV. I haven't been that brave yet. I love your cupcakes. They look so pretty and yummy!

  3. The cupcakes look delicious!!!
    I like writing from the male pov as well. I write dual pov romances - and the male pov is always the one requiring fewer changes after the first draft :)

  4. I'm toying with writing dual POV romances one day. I think it would be so hard to write from a male perspective, so it continually sits on the back burner.

    Gorgeous cupcakes, although I was hoping for a picture of a bowl of soup :)

  5. For what it's worth, I REALLY want to read your book. :)

    The cupcakes look amazing.

  6. I want to read your book! MEEEEE!!!! After getting to know Jordan and hearing about your working on this book, I am beyond interested. :)

  7. I saw those on Instagram! They look so good.

  8. Delicious looking cupcakes! And I will definitely read your book. :)

  9. Mmmmmm.... cupcakes!

    I'm still staying in the safe zone in my writing. I have enough challenges to my writing that I don't need to make it any harder. Good luck with your story.