Mama Diaries

Wednesday, August 2, 2023

Writing Regrets


This month's IWSG question is an interesting one:  Have you ever written something that afterward made you feel conflicted about it? If so, did you let it stay as it was or change it? 

In the first book of my Bubba and Squirt series, Bubba and Squirt's Big Dig to China, I have young Bubba use some bathroom humor. I figured the kids would like it. Kind of like Captain Underpants. When it was reviewed by a reader slightly older than the intended audience, I received feedback that the humor was disrespectful to the culture. I was appalled that somebody would feel that way, and it was certainly not my intention to offend anyone! Since the book has already been published, I did not change it, but had I known this beforehand, I would have eliminated this kind of humor.  

What about you?  Have you ever written anything you weren't sure you should write?

This month's grand adventure is a trip to the zoo to feed a giraffe!