Wednesday, December 7, 2016

#IWSG - Alex's story, Jeremy's magazine, & some Wednesday humor.

Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express 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!

December 7 Question: In terms of your writing career, where do you see yourself five years from now, and what’s your plan to get there?

Alex J. Cavanaugh's awesome co-hosts for the December 7 posting of the IWSG will be Jennifer Hawes, Jen Chandler, Nick Wilford, Juneta Key, JH Moncrieff, Diane Burton, and MJ Fifield!


Thank you, Alex. I'm always inspired when I think about the people that make up this supportive and wonderful group.

Speaking of Alex...
CassaDawn by Alex J. Cavanaugh
Science Fiction-Space Opera/Adventure/Military
eBook ISBN 9781939844354

The prequel to the Amazon best-selling Cassa series!

A pilot in training...
Fighting the odds, Byron is determined to complete Cosbolt training. Poised at the top of his class, only one situation holds him back–his inability to work with anyone in the cockpit. Byron’s excellent piloting skills won’t be enough without a good navigator…

Find it at: iTunes, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, Amazon UK, and Goodreads

Congratulations and best wishes!

Howlin' Wolf Records: Six Strings - Issue 9 [2016]

RETRO [INTERVIEW] with actor Chris Sarandon from Days of the Dead [Chicago]
Our FRIGHT NIGHT [REUNION] at Days of the Dead |
Thank You, Zack Snyder for BATMAN VS. SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE!!! by: Jason Lee Knight [KNIGHT at the MOVIES]
BLUE ROOM [INTERVIEW] - with Composer... David Schwartz - Netflix’s “Lady Dynamite” [2016]
“Getting” Weird: When a Subgenre is a Subgenre and its Shadow is Over More Than Innsmouth (Part Two) - By: KC Redding-Gonzalez
The Side-Effects of Special Effects in Horror - by: By: Christina Persaud
RED ROOM [INTERVIEW] -  with Musical artists... King Llama “RETURN TO OX” [2016]
Sixth Annual Maleficium Dark Art Exhibition. Westmont, Illinois

And all our favorite things; FILMS, MUSIC, BOOKS, ETC.
Giveaways... are everywhere, well you just need to look!!


As for me? I'm not any farther along with my story than I've been for the last few months.
I know I have to jump back into it, it's just such a crazy time of year that I feel like I can't focus.
I'm supposed to treat this writing thing like a job, but I can always convince myself there is something more important to do.
On the plus side, both of my 'editors' liked what they read, so I've got that going for me. :)
I hope your writing is going ... well ... that it's going.
I'll leave you with some funnies.


  1. Those were awesome! Not sure which one I like better - Chucky, Star Wars, or the murderous Rudolph.
    Thanks for mentioning my book! And Jeremy's. My post was already overflowing, so I'll be plugging Six Strings for him next week.

  2. Great funnies! I'm slowly plugging away as I normally do. =)

  3. I'm dying! The kid and the creepy doll. OH MY WORD:))) My youngest son took a pic of him and a very creepy doll at an antique store over Thanksgiving. Hee hee. Just the good ole days:)

  4. Thanks for the funnies! That tiny tot one made me choke on my drink.

    It really is a hard time of year to focus. I know I'm struggling with it. I'm hoping that things will improve on that front in January.

  5. You go, Rudolf. Those funnies are awesomely hilarious. Thank you.

  6. Fun! I loved it! Thanks for the fun post. All the best!

  7. Hubby and I have loved all of Alex's books. I'm excited for this new one. Once we finish building a house. :D

  8. The picture of Rudolph cracked me up. I remember watching that movie every year as a kid and being scared to death of the ice monster. Imagine how scary it would have been if Rudolph had taken his revenge on his fellow reindeer. :-)

  9. I'm loving the covers of these books. All power to IWSG writers. I love the pictures you provide with your post. And yes, I remember that dolls usually killed your family too. Have a wonderful holiday!

  10. I'm not sure we should think of writing as a job - unless it's a job we love and really want to spend time on.

  11. If your editors are giving you the thumbs up, then you're in a sweet spot.

  12. HAHA! I love the first gif.

    Sometimes I have a hard time being serious about writing. This time of year always makes it harder too. So much to do.

  13. I agree with Patricia, I love the first one!!

    You'll get back in the swing, and as long as your editor likes what you've written, you're golden!!!

  14. Haha! Great pictures. Two editors? Wow! How did you decide to go that route?

  15. I loved the tater tot one! That Rudolph one looks familiar.... ;)

    I think everyone should give themselves a break this month. It's hard to concentrate. We work hard. We'll get back to it in January, when everyone else is at the gym.

  16. LOL those were funny! Glad your editors liked what they read. My writing is actually going...somewhat, anyway.

  17. Rudolph = death!!! LOL

    Thank you for featuring Alex's book.

  18. Thanks for the smiles :) Have a lovely December.

  19. Hi Heather ... love the funnies - and those tiny tots in particular. Congratulations to Alex and Jeremy ... great news re your editors - so here's to 2017 and a head start with your writing - cheers Hilary

  20. Congrat on your news. Love the humor. Congrats Alex. Happy Holidays.
    Juneta @ Writer's Gambit

  21. Great funnies. Loved the Tiny Tots best. LOL I know what you mean about it being difficult to focus. Take one day at a time, even if you write just a few paragraphs. Best wishes.

    Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you and your family.


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