Monday, April 15, 2013

Writers for Writers: #W4WS

Writers4Writers  Today is a Writer's for Writer's Monday (also known as W4WS, created by Stephen Tremp) whereby authors support each other by spreading the word about their colleagues work!

You can find W4WS on Facebook and Twitter under #W4WS.

Today, we’re bombarding the internet with the brilliance of EJ Wesley and M. Pepper Langlinais. Visit their blogs to get the blurbs on what to post to Facebook and Twitter, or stop by the Writers4Writers FB page and simply share. Search for the #W4WS hashtag on Twitter to share without breaking a sweat.


Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Insecure Writer's Support Group

It's the BIG month of April and everyone is blogging A-Z. I didn't join the challenge this year (for quite a few reasons) and I do miss it, but it was the right decision.

Today is the first Wednesday of the month and so it's time for another IWSG (Insecure Writer's Support Group) post. Every month writers post their doubts, concerns and insecurities without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Others offer assistance and guidance in the comments. Thank you to our host Captain Ninja Alex J. Cavanaugh.

For a full list of participants click here and hop on over to offer your own words of encouragement and/or assistance.

My concern this month:

I finished writing another novel yesterday. It's sitting on my desktop, nicely tucked away, waiting there for me to get some distance before I go and re-read it and re-work it.

For the next two weeks I feel like I'm stuck in an oblivion. I have another novel to do edits on, and another one 3/4 done. Yet, that one that I'm waiting to read through is calling out and testing my patience. Perhaps it's because deep inside I know it needs work. I know it's not the best work I've done and there's so much to improve on. How do I let it wait and concentrate on my other work? It's only two weeks (and I really need to be away from it).

A piece of encouragement/inspiration for others:

 We often feel like there's not enough time to do everything we want. I'd like you to meet Michelle at That Girl With Her Nose in A Book. If you have a moment, please stop by to say hello to this young blogger.

I met Michelle when she was about 4 years old, so it's been a while. If you read through her blog you'll immediately be drawn to this passionate YA reader and reviewer. She lives and breathes books and I'm so proud to know her. Over the past few days I've seen her work on her blog like I haven't seen anyone else.

This past Saturday when our family gathered for Easter I mentioned the A-Z Challenge - and what did Michelle do? She signed up!

Still in grade school, I'm pretty sure she's one of the youngest participants in the A-Z Challenge. I'm amazed at the number of books she devours, her passion and dedication to reading. Michelle, you truly are an inspiration and please know I will always support your love for reading.

Do you find yourself torn between projects? What are your insecurities this month? Do you feel inspired by Michelle?