Wednesday, February 7, 2018

#IWSG - Release your insecurities!! But, carefully, in a controlled environment. :)

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!

Posting: The first Wednesday of every month is officially Insecure Writer’s Support Group day.

February 7 optional question - What do you love about the genre you write in most often?

The awesome co-hosts for the February 7 posting of the IWSG are Stephen Tremp, Pat Garcia, Angela Wooldridge, Victoria Marie Lees, and Madeline Mora-Summonte!


I can't believe it's the first Wednesday of February already! Holy crap!

It's snowing here in NY. A lot. They're saying it won't amount to much, but by the look of's going to be a biggun.

In May of 2010 I started this blog right after I sent out a bunch of queries for a book I still haven't published. Eight years later and things haven't changed much.

I just sent out some queries and the rejections are poring in fast.

I tell myself that my book is like mashed potatoes. Some people like them, some people don't. Some people want them with lots of toppings, some with just butter. Some people want them smooth, some with lumps.

My mashed potato book isn't going to appeal to everyone and I just have to keep going until I find just the right kind of taste buds.

Is this making sense to anyone or is it just me?

Anyhoo...fingers crossed that someone is going to like this story, not just my mom.


As for this month's question? I'm the least romantic person writing romance. It's true. But, I love the anticipation. The subtle signs of interest. The electric spark. The first kiss. I can't get enough. And, if I can't find it while I'm reading, then I must write it myself.

How about you guys? How do you like your mashed potatoes? What do you like about your writing genre?

In case you missed it. The next IWSG Anthology has a cover and release date.
Can a dead child’s cross-stitch pendant find a missing nun? Is revenge possible in just 48 minutes? Can a killer be stopped before the rescuers are engulfed by a city ablaze? Who killed what the tide brought in? Can a soliloquizing gumshoe stay out of jail?
Exploring the facets of time, eleven authors delve into mysteries and crimes that linger in both dark corners and plain sight. Featuring the talents of Gwen Gardner, Rebecca M. Douglass, Tara Tyler, S. R. Betler, C.D. Gallant-King, Jemi Fraser, J. R. Ferguson, Yolanda Renée, C. Lee McKenzie, Christine Clemetson, and Mary Aalgaard.
Hand-picked by a panel of agents and authors, these eleven tales will take you on a thrilling ride into jeopardy and secrecy. Trail along, find the clues, and stay out of danger. Time is wasting…
Release date - May 1, 2018
Mystery & Detective/Crime/Thrillers
Print ISBN 9781939844545 eBook ISBN 9781939844552
And it is now up for Pre-order. Get your copy today!


Check out today's post on the IWSG website because there is SO MUCH awesome info to share!!