Wednesday, December 4, 2019

IWSG: Living the Writer Dream--Releasing a book



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The first Wednesday of every month is the Insecure Writer's Support Group posting day, where writers can express their doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It's a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds! Check it out here and join if you want support with your writing. 
Let’s rock the neurotic writing world!


Our Twitter handle is @TheIWSG and hashtag is #IWSG.

Every month, we announce a question that members can answer in their IWSG post. These questions may prompt you to share advice, insight, a personal experience or story. Include your answer to the question in your IWSG post or let it inspire your post if you are struggling with something to say. 


Remember, the question is optional! 
December 4 question - Let's play a game. Imagine. Role-play. How would you describe your future writer self, your life and what it looks and feels like if you were living the dream? Or if you are already there, what does it look and feel like? Tell the rest of us. What would you change or improve? 
 

The awesome co-hosts for the December 4 posting of the IWSG are Tonja Drecker, Beverly Stowe McClure, Nicki Elson, Fundy Blue, and Tyrean Martinson!
Be sure to drop by and show them some love! 
Before I get to the question, here's my monthly accounting for myself: 
First, the huge news: my story, A World of Trouble, will be in the new IWSG Anthology! I've been sitting on this news for three weeks and am so excited to be able to share it at last! I'll share more on that as soon as I have it.
Second, I had a very productive NaNo month, averaging 2200 words/day. I wrote every single day all month, and only dropped below my personal goal of 2000 words/day 5 times. I am continuing to write, as the novel wasn't complete on the 30th (as when are they ever?). I did, however, break 66,000 words on a final-afternoon write-in.
Third, and maybe most important: Book 4 in the Pismawallops PTA mystery series is out on Friday! The ebooks are available for pre-order, and the paperback should be ready very soon after.
You can find anything at your local library… even a corpse?

When things turn deadly in the library stacks, JJ needs some answers fast, before she loses her job—or her life. She’s determined to learn everything about the victim, and for once the library doesn’t hold all the answers. JJ and Kitty may have to face the ultimate peril: a visit to Mrs. Halsey, the oldest—and crankiest—person on the island. 


Pre-order ebooks now at: 
Fourth: The Christmas Question, a PPTA novella, is almost ready, and a download link will be included in my December newsletter, on or around the 15th (or maybe the 20th...). Those who subscribe to the newsletter before then will get it free... after the 20th, it will be on sale at the usual places.



With all that, I don't think there's room to answer the question--except that looking at this, I think I'm living the writer dream :)

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  1. Congratulations on, well, everything! You are doing amazing - keep going! :)

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    1. Thanks! I'm feeling pretty good... though I dropped the ball on a couple of things. Duly picked up and back in the air...

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  2. Congrats on getting into the anthology and your new book release! That's all so awesome.

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  3. You are on a roll! Congrats on everything :) Love the cover for Death by Library.

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  4. If you think you're living the dream then you really are!

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    1. Yup :) The travel dream is pretty good, too. And, just like the "real writer" dream, it isn't perfect. Just pretty danged good :D

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  5. Congrats on all you’re accomplishing! Just pre-ordered Death by Library. sounds great and I love the cover.

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    1. Aw, thanks! And you just reminded me I was supposed to drop the price of Death By Ice Cream before today. Sigh. I am so not on top of the marketing end of things.

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  6. Congrats on all the success. Way to knock it out of the park. :-)

    Anna from elements of emaginette

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  7. Woah! That's an awesome line up! You are indeed living the dream!!

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  8. November is a hard month for writing! I'm creating my own NaNo in January.

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    1. Not too bad for me, as we didn't have a big TG to-do. Sometimes when we have everyone around, I like an excuse to retreat, anyway. "Oh, I haven't got my word count yet. I'll be in the back room writing" :)

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  9. So happy to hear that you ARE living your dream, Rebecca! Congratulations on being included in the 2019 IWSG anthology! I look forward to reading your story. Wishing you a happy holiday season and lots of writing progress in December!

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    1. Thank you! I've slowed down, but am still chipping away at the holes in the new book.

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  10. I'm so pleased your story made it into the Anthology - well deserved IMHO!!

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    1. Thank you--and thank you for your input as my beta reader (I think you were the only one, because I didn't leave enough time...)

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  11. You're doing great! Congrats on NaNo, the story in the IWSG antho, and especially the new book! You're going into the new year hot! Keep it up!

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    1. I'll hang onto my momentum as best I can. Of course, we're traveling again...

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  12. CONGRATULATIONS! I'd say you're living the dream too!

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    1. I can always wish for more sales, more success, more something. But the reality is, what I have makes me pretty happy when I stop and think.

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  13. So much awesomeness! Congrats!!! :)

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    1. Aww :) I need to get back to work on that new novel...

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  14. That's awesome you beat NaNo! And congratulations on your story in the next IWSG anthology.

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    1. I have so few excuses not to hit at least 2000 words/day, since I'm no longer doing even a part-time day job! I give myself a pass when we travel, but otherwise...

      I am so excited to be in the anthology again! And I will confess: the MC of my story is someone for whom I have a special soft place--and a novel that needs to be finished.

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  15. Sounds like you are living the dream! Congrats! Looking forward to reading your story in the anthology! @samanthabwriter from
    Balancing Act

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  16. Your NaNo win is better than mine as I wrote around the rules. My brain makes that essential for survival.
    Congratulations as a fellow anthology winner - I feel in amazing company at last. We even shared the same invaluable beta reader - Jemima Pett. I suspect you were my other beta reader, so many thanks for that.

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    1. Roland, I believe I was! I also believe in doing NaNo however the heck you want, so your win is just fine!

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    2. Getting feedback from published writers has clearly helped me so thanks. Your NaNo reassurance helps too.

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