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.
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 :)