Hi! It’s my first Insecure Writer’s Support Group day on Paving My Author’s Road. And if you don’t know the purpose of this group, then let me tell you. IWSG was first started by Alex Cavanaugh. For writers as a way to share their success and failures, doubts and fears, and offer words of encouragement.
We post the first Wednesday of every month. And this month’s awesome co-hosts for IWSG day are M. Pax, Tracy Jo,Patricia Lynne, Rachna Chhabria, Feather Stone, and Randi Lee! Don’t forget to check them out. Or click on the badge. And follow the link to other insecure writers navigating and paving their own author’s roads.
PS Our hashtag on Twitter is #IWSG
Now, my current concern this month is time, time, time. I mean, where did the time go? How is it already June when it was just New Year’s Eve not too long ago? Tell me I’m not alone in thinking that the year has gone by fast this year? And I mean fast, as in faster than a speeding bullet.
All I know is, for next year’s writing goals, I’ll take into account the elusive mistress of time. I will factor her in and give myself ample time to write. And I don’t mean just finding time to write. But plan accordingly by adding in buffer times. For example, for breaks, both for personal reasons and for work and family. Especially for events that you have no control over and goes against your plans. In order to keep on track.
Now moving on, it’s time to think about what to do for the rest of the year. Thanks to my submission tracker I’ve lined up one poetry chapbook contest to submit to. Two poetry book awards and a short story as well. And have my Nadia work in progress novel, revised, edited and ready for the next two Twitter pitch (#PitMad). And query agents/publishers by December. Which will probably come before I know it too.
How has your writing plans been so far? What do you have planned for the rest of the year? Let’s wish each other luck!