It's like 2016 couldn't end soon enough and now we're in March of 2017. It's mind-boggling.
Focus, Heather. You've got stuff to share.
Our awesome co-hosts today are Tamara Narayan, Patsy Collins, M.J. Fifield, and Nicohle Christopherson!
Optional March Question - Have you ever pulled out a really old story and reworked it? Did it work out?
We have a lot of cool things in the works for our members, including another anthology opportunity and an upcoming Goodreads book club group.
Our latest venture – the Insecure Writer’s Support Group Twitter Pitch Party!
July 27, 2017, 8:00 am to 8:00 pm Eastern Time
All writers and authors are invited to participate in our very first Twitter Pitch. Create a Twitter-length pitch for your completed and polished manuscript and leave room for genre, age, and the hashtag. On July 27, Tweet your pitch. If your pitch receives a favorite/heart from a publisher/agent check their submission guidelines and send your requested query. Many writers have seen their books published from a Twitter pitch - it’s a quick and easy way to put your manuscript in front of publishers and agents.
We invite all of you to join us that day! Authors with a publisher or agent, please ask if they would like to participate or pass along their contact information to the IWSG. We intend for this to be a twice yearly event, July and January, giving our members a great opportunity for publication. Help us spread the word!
See the IWSG Twitter Pitch page for details and a sample email to send to your publisher or agent.
Check out the IWSG Swag page for some cool new stuff, including mugs and erasers.
The tiny profit we make from sales of IWSG swag goes to fund opportunities to make the IWSG better for everyone and extend our reach. We recently created our own business cards and have other exciting options in the works.
Hero Lost: Mysteries of Death and Life, by signing up for the Thunderclap campaign.
The anthology authors are working hard to market the book. They’ve also set up a Hero Lost website, covering everything from the theme and genre to the stories and authors.
As for me...I've been stuck on the same last chapters of book three for months. It's beyond writer's block at this point.
And honestly, I can't say whether it's the writing that's the problem or if it's what I know happens after I type 'the end' that's the problem.
Whatever it is, I've psyched myself out of finishing my book.
The worst part? I think this is the best one out of the three and I can't share it with anyone.
I've been patient. And I've tried just about every 'fix' out there. Now, I'm just getting more and more angry. This is when I feel like a wanna-be. When I feel like a fraud.
One book was lucky. Two was a fluke. Three? Well, you don't get three.
I don't have the kind of personality to just walk away, so I'll have to finish it. I hope.
So, that's my story and I'm sticking to it.
I hope you're all excited about the new IWSG ideas and announcements! There's always more to come!