Thursday, July 7, 2016

IWSG (A Day Late)



Brought to us by Alex J. Cavanaugh,
sensei and founder of the Insecure Writer's Support Group.


I just realized I forgot to post TWO days in a row. Ironically, I had a post drafted for my usual Tuesday post and had stuff to actually say for IWSG yesterday. I need to set aside time to do these at night now. I honestly wasn't even doing anything but watching Gilmore Girls last night! I just forgot to do anything else with my life.

I jumped back into contests this year, for which I was both nervous about and skeptical of. I had a disappointing experience with one last year, not because my story wasn't picked, but because the judges I picked had said they would send feedback to those who submitted to them, and even after I let them know I didn't get anything back, I still got nothing. I know they don't have to do it, but when they say they will...they just should.

Also, I don't know what it is with my beta readers' lives falling apart when they have my work, but I feel like I'm a jinx. At this point, I've fallen on relying on my own editing/proofreading background to look over my work and hope that will be enough to at least get me a "Can I see more pages?" from someone.

On a good note, my #SFFPit tweet was liked by Rena Bunder Rossner! I'd looked at the Deborah Harris Agency before and was curious, as they're based in Israel, but I couldn't pass up the chance to query her!

I'm trying to jump back into reading and writing after a long break, and I still haven't figured out the pattern of doing it at home. I'd been doing it all at work for so long, my equilibrium is thrown off. How do you guys do it!?

Okay, on to work, I go! I'll be visiting other blogs some time tonight.

8 comments:

  1. I hope you find your balance soon. It's unnerving to feel behind. You'll get the hang of it soon and settle into a comfortable schedule that works for you! Good luck!

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  2. You would think they would be professional and respond. That's just rude.
    Go ahead and query the one in Isreal - who knows?

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    1. Thank you for your support, always.

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  3. Write when you can until you can develop a schedule. Maybe even start with small challenges like writing 300 words a day and see how things go from there. At least you posted for IWSG Deb and that matters.

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  4. A day late, a dollar short. No worries, it happens from time to time. I agree with you. Even when a person is not obligated to perform a specific function, if they say they are going to do it, they really should.

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