Wednesday, January 8, 2020

#IWSG - January 2020 - #IWSGPIT is one week from today!

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. Post your thoughts on your own blog. Talk about your doubts and the fears you have conquered. Discuss your struggles and triumphs. Offer a word of encouragement for others who are struggling. Visit others in the group and connect with your fellow writer - aim for a dozen new people each time - and return comments. This group is all about connecting!

Twitter handle is @TheIWSG and hashtag is #IWSG.

January 8 optional question - What started you on your writing journey? Was it a particular book, movie, story, or series? Was it a teacher/coach/spouse/friend/parent? Did you just "know" suddenly you wanted to write?

The awesome co-hosts for the January 8 posting of the IWSG are T. Powell Coltrin, Victoria Marie Lees, Stephen Tremp, J.H. Moncrieff! 
Happy New Year!
Besides the happy news that I finally self-pubbed my 3rd book in the Maguire's Corner series, I don't really have much to tell you for 2020.
I don't really know what, or if, I will be writing anything new for now. I have my original manuscript, the one I started this blog about, still languishing on my laptop somewhere. It basically needs a complete re-write.
At times I think I should write an NA or even a YA book, but I'm way out of the loop on those. I should just go into my TEEN's room and read everything he has, but you and stuff.
Maybe a short break is in order. For now I think I will just continue to read the romance stuff on my Kindle.
Honestly, reading a few books that I think suck will usually push me to start writing my own stuff again.
How about you guys? Got big plans? Bigger goals?

The next #IWSGPit will be on January 15, 2020, 8:00am - 8:00pm Eastern Standard Time.
Create a Twitter-length pitch for your completed and polished manuscript and leave room for genre, age, and the hashtag. On January 15, 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.
Writers may send out 1 Twitter pitch every hour per manuscript.
Publishers/Agents will favorite/heart pitches they are interested in. Publishers can either Tweet basic submission guidelines or direct writers to their submission guidelines. (Writers, please do not favorite/heart pitches.)
No images allowed in pitches. 
Go HERE for more information!


The Insecure Writer’s Support Group made the list - The Write Life’s Best Websites for Writers 2020! 

That's four years in a row now.

Thanks to all of you for making it happen.