#IWSG – SHORT AND SWEET

Hello, all! It’s the first Wednesday of the month and we know what that means:

IWSG-badgeIt’s time for another meeting of the Insecure Writers Support Group – #IWSG.

My hero, the amazing Ninja Captain Alex J. Cavanaugh founded this group and it has become a safe haven if you are an insecure writer.

Click the image if you would like to be a part of the #IWSG family. You won’t regret it.

Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak.

The awesome co-hosts for the December 7 posting of the #IWSG are Jennifer Hawes, Jen Chandler, Nick Wilford, Juneta Key, JH Moncrieff, Diane Burton, and MJ Fifield!

Take a moment to thank our wonderful co-hosts for their hard work!

December 7 Question: In terms of your writing career, where do you see yourself five years from now, and what’s your plan to get there?

 

Even with my recent move and the obstacles that came with it, I was still able to write about 13k words last month. I used NaNo as my guide, though I knew I wouldn’t be able to complete it. It did, however, help me keep my motivation to write fresh.

 

In five years, God willing, I will be a published author. I plan to continue writing, taking free courses to help with plotting, structure, POV, etc. because I still struggle with those things. I read like crazy and it helps to see other writers methods.


If you’re unpublished like me, how do you plan on moving forward with your career? If you published your works, what helped you get to the finish line?

 

 

 

#IWSG – NEW ENDEVOURS

Hello, all! It’s the first Wednesday of the month and we know what that means:

IWSG-badgeIt’s time for another meeting of the Insecure Writers Support Group – #IWSG.

My hero, the amazing Ninja Captain Alex J. Cavanaugh founded this group and it has become a safe haven if you are an insecure writer.

Click the image if you would like to be a part of the #IWSG family. You won’t regret it.

PurposeTo share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak.

The awesome co-hosts for the October 5 posting of the IWSG are Beverly Stowe McClure, Megan Morgan, Viola Fury, Madeline Mora-Summonte, Angela Wooldridge, and Susan Gourley!

October is going to be an exciting month for me. My close friend Vivian and I are going to try our hand at scriptwriting a scene for a short film. Not only are we going to write it, but we’ll also be acting in the scene. We’ll be given credit as writers AND actors! Yeah, no pressure…

I won’t divulge the name of the film yet because I want to see how well this works out. I’m crossing my fingers that the producer will accept our scene when it’s done. Stay tuned for more info as the deadline approaches. 🙂

October 5 Question: When do you know your story is ready?

Unfortunately, I don’t. That’s why I have so many stories that are still in draft and editing stages. It’s something I definitely have to work on. 

Are you trying anything new or outside your comfort zone? How do you know when your story is ready?

 

 

 

 

#IWSG – WRITING AND STUFF

Hello, all! It’s the first Wednesday of the month and we know what that means:

Click on the Image to Join!

Click the Image to Join!

It’s time for another meeting of the Insecure Writers Support Group – #IWSG.

My hero, the amazing Ninja Captain Alex J. Cavanaugh founded this group and it has become a safe haven if you are an insecure writer.

Click the image if you would like to be a part of the #IWSG family. You won’t regret it.

Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak.

 

Our awesome co-hosts today are C. Lee McKenzie, Rachel Pattison, Elizabeth Seckman, Stephanie Faris, Lori L MacLaughlin, and Elsie Amata!

Please take a moment to thank them for their hard work.

 

September’s question of the month – How do you find the time to write in your busy day?

 

My days are ‘busier’ in the sense that I’m far slower in doing tasks than I was before 2011. I do find time in my routine to write. I recently discovered an app for my iPhone called Werdsmith, and I love it. I use it to jot ideas, notes, and sometimes even paragraphs when I’m in a car, or in bed and too lazy to power up the computer (or pull out a pen and paper). 

I still manage to write (type) before bed, even if it’s for twenty minutes/half-hour. 

I also opened a free account with CELTX, a scriptwriting program that I’m trying to familiarize myself with. It looks straightforward. There’s an app for that, too – and it can also be upgraded to a paid account. The free is good for beginners like me. 

I’d do well with Scrivener if I could ever get through the tutorial without becoming completely flustered. (It’s the brain). *Sigh* I’ve had it since I won NaNo in 2013 and still haven’t been able to enjoy it. 

Have you wanted to learn something so badly, but seemed to get stuck at every turn? How did you conquer said obstacle? 

 

 

#IWSG – SUMMER PLANS

Hello all! It’s the first Wednesday of the month and we know what that means:

IWSG-badgeIt’s time for another meeting of the Insecure Writers Support Group – #IWSG.

My hero, the amazing Ninja Captain Alex J. Cavanaugh founded this group and it has become a safe haven if you are an insecure writer.

Click the image if you would like to be a part of the #IWSG family. You won’t regret it.

PurposeTo share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak.

 

The awesome co-hosts for the July 6 posting of the IWSG are Yolanda Renee, Tyrean Martinson, Madeline Mora-Summonte , LK Hill, Rachna Chhabria, and JA Scott!

Please make sure you thank them for all their hard work. 

I know I’ve been out of the loop in recent weeks, but as I mentioned in my last post, I needed a staycation to rejuvenate myself. While I was visiting my friend, I was able to catch up on a lot of reading that I had backlogged. Reviews will be forthcoming.

I’ll continue my writing, which has gone well lately. I’m clumping as many MD appointments together as I can so I can also enjoy some quality time with family and friends. I love to change the scenery every so often. It helps me out of my slumps.

What are your plans for the rest of the summer? Are vacations in the air or is it fingers on the keyboard?

 

 

 

 

 

IWSG Wednesday!

Another month has gone by and it’s time for another post for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group.  The amazing Ninja Captain Alex J. Cavanaugh founded this phenomenal group just over two years ago.

InsecureWritersSupportGroupThe group meets on the first Wednesday of every month. It’s a safe haven where writers can admit their insecurities and put their anxieties out into the world, without fear of criticism or embarrassment. If you’d like to join our support group, please click on the image to your left. You won’t regret it!

I’ve always been afraid to put my writings out in the open. I’ve never let people read my stories or essays, unless they were my teachers. I’ve always been afraid of what people would think. Then I noticed, when I started writing about what happened with my bleed two years ago, I didn’t really care what anyone thought. I needed to let it out. I started getting some feedback; and it made me feel OK. If one person wanted to read about my illness, cared enough to reach out and say something positive, then maybe someone would want to read my stories too.

After being Blitzed earlier this week, I made it a point to try to thank every blogger, tweep and Facebooker who commented on my page. I found so many unbelievable blogs; I fell in love. There are so many people out there, just like me; trying hard to overcome their fears and insecurities; to tell the stories they’ve wanted to tell. Heck, I have a ton.

I am going to keep doing what I always do. Write. But instead of just writing, this time I will actually submit.

I went so far as to sign up for a flash fiction contest. I am going to throw my fear out the window because I’ve already committed. I don’t know how the story will turn out, but I know that I am going to try my best. ((Gulp)). Win or lose, at least it will be out there and I will have gotten over one major fear.

That’s all I have for this month’s IWSG.

As a side note, I’m sorry I haven’t posted Part 5 yet, but I had to take care of this first. Part 5 of my Stroke journey is nearly done and should be posted no later than Saturday.

Until next time, love you guys!