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IWSG January - WORD

 This is my Insecure Writers Support Group post for January 2023.

Alex's awesome co-hosts this month are: 
Jemima Pett, Debs Carey, 
Please stop by their blogs and say thank you

January 4 question - Do you have a word of the year? Is there one word that sums up what you need to work on or change in the coming year? What is your word for 2023 & why?

There are several, but if I have to choose one, it would be SUCCESS. And not in the way you might think. Sure, I want to be successful at writing and selling books, but that's only one part. I want to be successful at other things, too. 

I want to stick to my diet and see results. 

I want to spend more time with family, and not keep putting it off.

I want to get plugged into church, even though my job requires working every other weekend. (Gonna have to think outside the box on that one.)

Basically I want to accomplish the tasks I keep telling myself I should be doing, while still finding time to rest and recharge, and write.

I'm determined to make it happen. I met my writing and business goals for 2022.

If I can do that, I can do this, too.

I'm calling it - 2023 is going to be a great year!


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



  1. That's great that you want to be successful in parts of your life other than writing. They're important too. Good luck with your goals.

    1. I wasn't successful at spelling success. LOL (I shouldn't write posts when I'm tired.) Thanks for visiting!

  2. You can do it! Plug into those other areas of your life.

  3. My best friend works every Sunday morning (as does her husband) so they found a church with Thursday night services that they love.

  4. If you look around the vicinity where you live there might be churches that offer Sunday and Saturday evening masses, and besides daily mass, a few have a nightly mass during the week. At least in my neck of the woods they do. Success is a good word, to be used for many things. Wishing you all kinds of success in 2023! Happy New Year!

  5. I wish you much success this year. Success in any form. I hear you about church. The connection there is important to me, too. Some churches stream their services then archive them so you can "attend" church even when you can't in person. Best wishes for a great 2023.

  6. Success is a great word, and I wish you a great amount of it this year. May you achieve all your goals, both in writing and other parts of life!

  7. What an inspiring post! Yes, you can do it.

  8. You can do it! Great word and great goals! And yeah you did it last year! Woohoo!

  9. I hope you have lots of opportunity to feel that success!

  10. Woot woot! You are a goal crusher. I have faith in you, as always!

  11. This will be a successful year for you, I feel it.

  12. I've got my commenting issue fixed, I think, so here I am nearly a week later. Your goals are good ones and doable. I've been doing the Whole30 diet this month to kick my sugar addiction. So far, so good. I enjoy the food I'm eating so I hope I can maintain some sort of healthy eating after January.


    1. You go, girl! I subscribed to the Factor75 keto meal delivery service. It's worth every penny. It's going to be the game changer for 2023.


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