Wednesday, December 2, 2015

December IWSG

            Time for another posting with the Insecure Writers Support Group, where writers can share their insecurities and encourage one another. IWSG was founded by Alex J. Cavanaugh and we share our posts the first Wednesday of the month. The co-hosts for December are: Sandra Hoover, Mark Koopmans, Doreen McGettigan, Megan Morgan, and Melodie Campbell.

            There have been a few note-worthy milestones and accomplishments for me the last couple months:

·         I wrote and submitted my first 5000 word short story to the IWSG Anthology Contest
·         I actually have a potential follow-up and/or extension in mind for my short story
·         I shared an excerpt from one of my potential books on November 2
·         I published my 100th blog post on November 18th
·         To celebrate 100 posts, I created a Facebook fan page for my blog and writings, and someday I hope to change it to an author page
·         I also decided to host a blog hop!

Those last two points lead me to my insecurities. I feel like my promotional efforts are a bit inadequate. I am not always the most prompt, reliable commenter with my fellow bloggers. My pharmacy job (another insecurity I will not bring up here) has kept me busy and on edge for the past few months and I don’t always feel motivated to read and comment on the blogs I follow and those who leave comments on my posts. I eventually get around to many of you, especially those who visit, but I feel like I’m so late sometimes :( I apologize for my tardiness and I really do appreciate those of you who continue to follow my blog or visit and leave a comment. One day, I will find that window to escape my current job and embrace writing on a more full-time basis, but until then, I will still have those “off” weeks once in a while.

                I hope that I can still have a good turnout for my blog hop, so if you have some Christmas memories you would like to share on December 14, please feel free to sign up. I am reposting the linky list sign-up below. It’s called the Christmas Joy Blog Hop. Share your favorite Christmas memories and what makes Christmas special for you. We even have a nice badge that my brother made :) For more information visit my previous post. 

Have you ever had insecurities with staying connected?  


  1. You did do good in November with some of your writing goals :) Blogging is fun but it can be exhausting, LOL, keeping up with it all. I try to get my blog reading in, in the morning, before I start work; otherwise I'm pretty drained and brain dead in the evenings (however I am an early riser and my hubby goes off to work two hours before I start work and I work at home so I don't have a commute). I think you can just do what you can do. I'm looking forward to your blog hop; collecting my items to share there :)


    1. Betty, drained and brain dead is how I feel after work as well, lol. It sounds like you're going to have a great post for the blog hop :)

  2. Life happens sometimes.
    Did well with your writing last month.
    And I'll post about your bloghop in my next post!

  3. Congratulations on all your success!

  4. Sounds like you've been having a great run! I hope it continues into the new year. Congrats!

  5. Those are some good accomplishments! Hooray!

  6. You've had a good year and here's to an even better one next year.

    Arlee Bird
    Wrote By Rote

    1. Thanks Arlee, I hope you have a great year as well!


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