Tuesday, September 4, 2018

IWSG: A Better Month

Time for another posting with the Insecure Writer’s 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.

Thank you all for the encouragement last month! I was really down and discouraged when I wrote that post, plus I had procrastinated and wrote it late the night before post day. I was tired and frustrated, and the blogging community swooped in and made me feel better. Thank you! August was a better month overall. I participated in the WEP, which helped get me back in a better writing flow. I started working on an idea for the IWSG Anthology Contest, although I’m not yet sure if I can pull it together into a decent story. It is nice to feel inspired to write again, but I’m still working on balancing my energy to make time for it.

This month, the optional question is: What publishing path are you considering/did you take, and why? That is a question I ask myself quite often. I realize that I do not have anything ready to be published, but that it still something to consider now, so I can be ready once I get to that part of the writing journey. I have heard pros and cons of both self-publishing and using a publisher. I think that starting off, I would be better off with a publisher to help get my name out there. I would still consider self-publishing. It depends on what I end up writing first, it could be a novel, a collection of poems or short stories, or a book of devotionals. I do hope to get at least one of those unfinished ideas published someday. 

Happy September, everyone!


  1. Glad to hear August was a better month and you got some writing done!


  2. I know successful writers who self pub and make a good living at it, so I'm encouraged by our both ways to publication.


  3. I hope you do finish that story for the anthology - that would be a great way to start your career.

  4. I know what you mean about finishing something. I'm sure the right path will appear once you're ready to take the publishing step.

  5. I'm glad you're inspired to write again, and I hope you get your energy back, too. I am also trying to get my energy back. This month, I actually have the time to write...now we'll see if I can manage it.

  6. Woot for a better August! I hope the writing keeps on flowing!


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