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Before I get to my insecurities, I want to alert you to #IWSGPit on July 19th. There will be loads of agents and publishers looking, so get your pitches ready. For all the details, check out the IWSG page on it.
July 3rd's question is: WHAT ARE YOUR ULTIMATE WRITING GOALS, AND HOW HAVE THEY CHANGED OVER TIME (IF AT ALL)?
I can't say I ever made any ultimate writing goals. Publishing Being Human probably comes the closest. So goal achieved! LOL
As for this month's insecurity, yeah, I have them. My biggest is will I be able to get everything done? I have three craft shows more this week. Toward the end of the month, I have a three day event. August starts off with two different two day shows. I know it's going to leave me exhausted. I really want to get Leaves of Fall finished, but I don't know if that will be possible. I already feel disappointed about it. I shouldn't jump the gun like that, though.
My goals for June were simple since I had my brother's funeral to deal with. I did survive the funeral, worked on edits for the stories I want to, actually hit my exercise goal, posted new items to Etsy, and read. Surprisingly, I didn't complain much about the weather. I kept expecting it to be colder than it is. I haven't quite lost the "It's winter" mindset.
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Yeah, I'm pretty insecure. After all, I got notes back from my editor and there's some work to be done. None of it looks too painful, but I definitely cringed when reading her notes. I'm confident I can get them done by July for release day (I have still yet to pick an exact date, but you can sign up to host me, here.)
It's also shaping up to being an emotional month. As I said in my Write Motivation post, it's my brother's funeral this month, so I'm not putting a lot of pressure on myself to be productive with writing. I'm already a bit of a mess just thinking about the funeral.
I'd also like some opinions. I read a blog the other day that stated blogs shouldn't use the read more function and make readers click to read the whole post. I thought I'd give that a shot and see if that did increase my reads, but I'm wondering what other people think? Do you have the full post show on the main blog page or do you use read more?
IWSG Day Question: What's harder for you to come up with, book titles or character names?
Hands down book titles. I have finished stories that do not have real title names. Characters usually tell me their names, or I search names and pick one that fits who they are.
I'm doing a double whammy today. This Wednesday is the Insecure Writer's Support Group. Posts go up the 1st Wednesday of every month. Check it out here and join if you need support with your writing. Don't forget to stop by and say hi to the co-hosts, E.M.A. Timar, J. Q. Rose, C.Lee McKenzie, and Raimey Gallant!
Click here to IWSG is posted the first Wednesday of every month, but I'm posting early this month. Explanation is below with my writing goals. It is the brain child of Ninja Captain Alex J. Cavanaugh. Get your fears and insecurities out or give words of encouragement. We're writers, let's support each other!
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