Wednesday, May 6, 2015

IWSG May - The Good and The Sucky

This is my Insecure Writers Support Group post for May.

Alex's awesome co-hosts this month are: 
Eva Solar, Melanie Schulz,  
Lisa-Buie Collard, and Stephen Tremp!

Please stop by their blogs and say thank you. 

I'm not sure whether my problem this month is insecurity or simply frustration. 

I didn't want there to be a whole year in between book releases, but I've blown right past the (self-imposed) deadline, and there's nothing I can do about it. I keep telling myself my debut took me 2 1/2 years from start to pub., and that 1 is good in comparison, but I still don't like that I can't get book two done.

I joked with some writer friends recently that my life is a mix of good and sucky right now, and that pretty much sums it up. The insecurity I'm feeling is related to my 'real job' and my personal life, not my writing. I'm just trying to take it day by day, write when I can, and not be too hard on myself when I can't.

What about you?

IWSG is the brainchild of Alex J. Cavanaugh. It's a monthly bloghop that offers a safe haven for writers to express their feelings and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. It's also a venue for offering support, both in the form of comments and positive posts. Writers of all kinds are welcome. 

We 'meet' the first Wednesday of every month. If you're interested in learning more, click on the link above. And don't be intimidated by the size of the group. We're not expected to visit everyone on the list


Monday, May 4, 2015

New Release! Romance and Mystery Authors on Writing: Tips on the Writing Process, Publishing and Marketing

I was invited a while back to guest post on J.Q. Rose's blog during a series she did on writing tips. With her guests' permission, Janet has turned those tips into a Kindle e-book to help budding writers. 

Several authors contributed information on various aspects of the writing and publishing process, and Janet took those posts and organized them into a book by topic. The book sells for 99c, and the proceeds are donated to libraries.