Wednesday, August 2, 2023

Insecure Writers Support Group 2 August 2023


August 2 question: Have you ever written something that afterwards you felt conflicted about? If so, did you let it stay how it was, take it out, or rewrite it?

The answer is I once wrote an entire book that I regretted. I've detailed this experience previously for the IWSG. Why not check out that post here?

That experience almost made me stop writing. Unfortunately for the world, I'm either too stupid or too legit to quit.

More recently, I had stories published in two different anthologies. I don't regret either of them.  Check them out below if you're so inclined.

Anthology Genre: 

Erotica, Steamy Romance

(various sub-genres)

Heat level:

Five Flames


Publication date ‏ : ‎ August 1, 2023

Buy Link:

$4.99 ebook

Book Blurb

Celebrate summer with this steamy collection of short stories, perfect for a beach read!

All proceeds will go to ProLiteracy to benefit adult literacy all over the world. Visit their website at

Book: Pirate Gold

Story: The Quest for Captain Sammy's Treasure

ASIN: B0C47Y85Y3

Publication Date: July 31, 2023

Genre (for the story): Action and Adventure, Paranormal Fantasy, Lovecraftian

Buy Link:

Price: $4.99 ebook

Book Blurb:

Treasure is within reach.

Nineteen original tales of swashbuckling glory are at your fingertips in this anthology. From pirates lured into traps, treasure hunting gone wrong, and epic battles on the open sea. From vengeful ghosts to gruesome mutinies. Living on the edge comes with high costs.

Featuring stories by Paulene Turner, James Romag, Maeve A. Baird, Matthew Fryer, Isa Ottoni, Bianca Breen, Charles Kyffhausen, Allison Tebo, Douglas Allen Gohl, Edgar Mahaffey, Jennifer Strassel, Stephen A. Roddewig, Robert Allen Lupton, K. Anders, Barend Nieuwstraten III, Melody Bowles, and C.L. Hart.

I am detecting a deficiency of 1970s German prog rock in your life. Allow me to remedy that tragic situation.


  1. I am so glad that you didn't stop writing. It is an innate part of you which should not be censored or stifled.

    1. Thank you. I'm having a little trouble believing that right now. It's been an uphill battle.

  2. OOOOH! Pirates. I can't resist. Think it's time to indulge . . .

  3. Congratulations on the two stories! Glad you didn't quit.

  4. Congratulations on the publications! And I'm glad you persevered despite that early, awful experience.

  5. Congratulations on your two story publications!

  6. I'm glad you didn't stop writing! Every negative thing can be turned into a learning experience and an opportunity to grow.


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