Oh yes, you are not seeing things. The IWSG (Insecure Writer’s Support Group) has thrown their hat in doing a twitter pitch event. And next week Thursday, July 27th is their first ever pitch event.
Are you an IWSGer? Have you queried your manuscript far and wide and still haven’t received a response? Or rejected more times than you can count? Do you have a manuscript that’s polished and ready to submit to publishers and agents?
Well, #IWSGPit might be your chance to get your baby in front of them.
Hope everyone had a great July 4th yesterday! It’s another new month (whew, the months are flying by fast) and it’s that time again, IWSG day. A day where us writers come out of our caves to support each other in their writing journey. And all thanks that we’re able to do so goes to ninja extraordinaire Alex Cavanaugh.
Interested in joining us? Click on the badge above.
Our Twitter hashtag and handle are #IWSG and @TheIWSG.
And don’t forget to check out today’s awesome co-hosts:Tamara Narayan, Pat Hatt,Patricia Lynne, Juneta Key, and Doreen McGettigan!
So what’s going on with me this month?
Well 2016 has come to an end and in 40 hours to be exact. And whoa, it has been a rocky year. Okay, more than rocky. The Nice and Berlin bus massacre. The death of Prince, Harper Lee and Professor Snape. Yes I know the actor’s name playing Snape is Alan Rickman. But he’ll forever always remain in my mind as the flawed, despised and misunderstood Professor Snape.
Yes, 2016 wasn’t so great a year. But it did have some good things too. Like the Chicago Cubs finally winning the World Series. The premiere of Harry Potter and The Cursed Child. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them movie released last month. And to be presumptuous some inspirational and educational blog posts by yours truly. Top 10 to be exact, from least to greatest views on Paving My Author’s Road blog.
So which posts made my top ten this year? Let’s start off with #10:
10) My About page
They say social media is a time suck which of course is true. And can be one of the many kryptonites for writers. I should know. Many a time I would look at the time and be in shock to where all the time went. Time I could’ve, should’ve used to write. Damn you Facebook and Twitter, hand shaking fist.
Yet, social media also holds a plethora of tools for your instant perusal. Tools to help you, the writer, achieve your publication goals. I myself just spent a wonderful month in September taking part in #WIPjoy. A hashtag created by sci-fi & fantasy author Bethany A. Jennings.
Will talk more about that starting now. Continue reading