Wednesday, August 03, 2022

The Insecure Writer’s Support Group, Writing, and Cons


It’s time for another edition of The Insecure Writer’s Support Group, founded by Ninja Captain, Alex J. Cavanaugh.

Today’s question - When you set out to write a story, do you try to be more original or do you try to give readers what they want?

I’m going to opt out of the question and just make some announcements.

First, I now have three stories written for my “In Darkness” novelette series.
The Vampire has been through our editor and is polished and ready for review copies.
The Werewolf goes to the editor in a few weeks.
The Shark is edited and with a critique partner.
And I am working on The Alien.
There is a possibility of The Ghost, but I have a great beginning, a great ending, and not much of a middle, so we’ll see.



In other news – Dancing Lemur Press has two cons coming up!

The first is August 13 – Greenville Comic Con in Greenville, NC.

The second is August 20 – Wake Forest Comic Con in Wake Forest, NC.

If you are anywhere in the area, please stop by our booth! We have all the books, original art prints, anime and Baby Yoda stickers, and Baby Yoda figurines. (And those go fast!)


Are you more original or give readers what they want when writing?

28 comments:

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Diane - all the best for those two Comic Cons - I hope some friends come along to join you. I'm impressed with your stand - looks enticing. Cheers Hilary

Liza said...

Sounds like you have been doing a lot of writing! Well done. Good luck with the "Cons!"

Melissa said...

You go, girl! Sounds like fun!

Nick Wilford said...

You sound busy. Glad the writing is going so well.

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

Wish I was closer. I'd stop by and give you a big hug. Hope you have tons of fun.

Tyrean Martinson said...

All the best for the comic cons and those novelettes (which sound awesome)!

Cathrina Constantine said...

I enjoy seeing all the picture posts on FB and IG!!!

Congrats on getting some writing accomplished.

Enjoy the rest of summer!

cleemckenzie said...

You are so productive! What secret sauce do you take?

Carol Kilgore said...

Congrats on all those stories! Keep thinking about the ghost one. Lots of ways to go with that one :)

Sandra Cox said...

All kinds of exciting things coming up. Congrats on your novelette series. It sounds like good reads.
Do any young kids come to the comic con?

Jemi Fraser said...

You've made so much progress on your stories!! Congrats

Loni Townsend said...

Yay to hear you've got stories! Awesome!

Olga Godim said...

Best wishes and lots of sales for your upcoming Cons.
I'd like to read (and review) The Vampire, when it is ready.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Thank you, Hilary. That was from last year at Greenville.

Joylene, aw!

Cathrina, I will post more for both cons.

Lee, I am like Hammy the Squirrel - bundles of energy.

Carol, there is.

Olga, thank you - soon!

Erika Beebe said...

You are on fire! Good for you and all that you are writing, and doing and selling :)

Karen Baldwin said...

Wishing you great success at your upcoming Comic Cons, and your editing. You go girl!!!!

Lee Lowery said...

Great progress on your novelette series! Wish I were closer - I'd love to drop in at one of your Comic Cons.

kimlajevardi.com said...

Enjoy the cons!

Liz A. said...

You sound very busy. Good luck with the cons.

Damyanti Biswas said...

Wow! Please share your secret to staying so productive :) Also, all the best for your Comic-con.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Congrats on getting all that writing done. Have fun at the cons. Wish I could be there.

Diane Burton said...

Best wishes on the cons. I'm doing my 1st comic con in October. It should be fun! Wow, you have been busy with your own books. Best wishes!

Michael Di Gesu said...

WOW! That's great, Diane...you really are moving along on your writing. Congrats!

The CONS sounds like so much fun. I wish I wasn't so far north. I wish I was closer. Have fun!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Damyanti, I have been so busy with DLP for so long, uber-productive is all I know.

Arlee Bird said...

You sound very busy!

I didn't realize there were so many comic cons in NC. I wonder if any of my old friends from Morris Costumes in Charlotte attend or display? Sounds like kind of a good time.

Arlee Bird
Tossing It Out

J Lenni Dorner said...

😅 Werewolf goes to an editor... I misread your news at first, and thought you were writing about supernatural creatures in publishing. A 🧛🏽‍♂️💻 vampire writer, a werewolf editor (different howls based on if the manuscript is liked or hated 🐺), a 🦈 shark editor... #supernatural #humor.
Anyway... congratulations on writing. (Stories that are, no doubt, not actually about supernatural publishing... )

I hope your cons go well! One convention was just canceled in my area because 37 of 70 vendors tested positive for Covid. 😣

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Michelle Wallace said...

A novelette series? Is that shorter than a novella?
You are really busy and so productive!

Elizabeth Seckman said...

I wish I was going to be in the area!!