IWSG Day!

How do these first Wednesdays of the month come round so god damn fast! I always think I will plan ahead and then it creeps up on me by surprise.

insecure-writers-support-group-badgeSo this months questions:

As you look back on 2017, with all its successes and failures, if you could backtrack, what would you do differently?

For myself 2017 and my writing journey has been pretty positive, at the end of last year I sent my first application in for womentoring and sadly I didn’t get my first choice but she sent me some feedback which was ace.

Then I applied for someone else and got accepted woo! Which though this is a great thing I feel under pressure to perform.

I sent Rachel where I had got up to and we had a skype chat and she sent me on my way again I am not racing, well racing isn’t the right word to get my first draft done. But I have found more recently that i’m scared of getting to the end. When I used to write stuff at school my stories used to go on forever and never end, I think I forget that my WIP is already totally 87,000 and I need to give my characters a break! They want there lives back!!!!!

The biggest lesson I have learned has been grammatically! HONEST! I remember when I posted my first piece of work to Scribophile and got ripped apart I think to think I may have progressed from there?

I have this be all and end all date in my mind, when we go on holiday next year, but at the same time when I get a deal it won’t be the end will it!!!!!

I have also met online and offline some amazing authors again this year! Who I look forward to hearing more from and about in the future! My TBR pile has also ballooned! and in not a good way!

So going back I don’t know be more lively and friendly to other authors other than wanting to run and hide? Been more confident!? 2017 has been a positive writing journal that I can only hope will get better in 2018! Book deal here I come!

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IWSG Day is when authors come together to share there insecurities with each other and we all blog hop and offer each other advice. You can read more about IWSG Day here.

10 thoughts on “IWSG Day!

  1. Hi, CS! I’m visiting from the IWSG today. I’m glad that you have had a successful 2017. It sounds like your writing has been progressing well. Grammar ~ It often has me tearing my hair out, so way to go on improving. Wishing you a happy holiday season and happy writing in December!

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  2. Congrats on a successful 2017 and being accepted as a mentee (is that a word?). Thank you as well, for mentioning the WoMentoring website. I might check that out. Not sure whether they would accept non-UK applicants. Cheers to a successful and productive 2018!

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