#IWSG: February Update

07 Feb


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Thanks to Alex for hosting this each month. Here is the complete list of participants.


It’s February and personal things have finally settled down. I can start concentrating on writing and school again. We moved at the end of December/beginning of January and have been unpacking and trying to settle back into normal routines. Had no real time for writing other than for school.

I have a short story that I have been working on for one of my classes this term and the feedback from the instructor and my peers has been great. I definitely have something to work with because I need to add some more words to it before I can submit it but I can say it will definitely have gone through revisions and editing a lot before I have to so that is a good thing.

Also, I have decided to write under a penname for at least one of the genres I write if not both. I will announce the penname soon. I hope to have an exciting announcement to make in the next couple of months as well.

IWSG Day Question:
What do you love about the genre you write in most often? The thing I love the most about the genre I write in is creating the worlds that my characters will be living in. Creating those worlds is so much fun. Seeing the maps that I draw become more detailed as I add locations, landscapes,and other things is so exciting. I’m not the best drawer in the world but that’s okay I like to do the initial maps myself when I’m ready to publish and want to include a map I will find a professional to do the final map but will let them see my maps so they know what I’m looking for in the map.

Look forward to reading your comments. 🙂



6 responses to “#IWSG: February Update

  1. Kate Larkindale

    02/07/2018 at 12:26 pm

    Creating new worlds with new rules is fun, isn’t it?

    • Diane Riggins

      02/07/2018 at 12:52 pm

      Hi Kate, yes it is. I love it. It’s one of my favorite things to do. 🙂

  2. Alex J. Cavanaugh (@AlexJCavanaugh)

    02/07/2018 at 12:40 pm

    Glad everything has settled from the move.
    Ironically world building isn’t my strong suit. I probably need to spend more time with it.

    • Diane Riggins

      02/07/2018 at 12:54 pm

      Thanks. Me, too. World building wasn’t always one of mine until I sat down to write the fantasy story I’m working on a year ago and I realized I love it. 🙂

  3. Michelle Wallace (@mishy1727)

    02/09/2018 at 7:40 am

    I admire the fantasy writers who build amazing and unique worlds from scratch!
    I don’t know if I’d ever be able to do that.
    That’s why my writing is more grounded in reality.
    Happy Writing!

    Writer In Transit

    • Diane Riggins

      02/13/2018 at 9:18 am

      Hi Michelle, it is definitely fun and frustrating at times to build the worlds. 🙂


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