IWSG: Being A Writer

Brought to us by Alex J. Cavanaugh-sensei
and the Insecure Writer's Support Group.
Happy Wednesday! I can't believe November is happening right now. Where is the time going?!

Anyway, the Insecure Writer's Support Group is today, the first Wednesday of the month, and all of us insecure writers have a chance to, well, be insecure, unless we have good news or advice we'd also like to impart. I don't have much in the way of that this month, but do wish me continued luck with my submissions currently out with agents after last month's #DVPit. I'm still agonizing over my manuscript and checking off rejections in Query Tracker, but it's also only been a month (not even, really), so I continue to figuratively bite my nails in anticipation.

Well, I guess I do have slightly good news, as getting so many agent likes during a pitch contest was a first, and then one of the agent's assistants asked to see the full after seeing a sample. A HUGE FIRST. I did accidentally reply without switching out e-mail addresses, but they were kind enough to ask me to send it again. Spazz.

Now for this month's IWSG question: What is your favorite aspect of being a writer?

I love that everywhere I turn, everyone I run across, and even every dream I have and remember is a potential story. We always have so many thoughts brewing in ours heads trying to come together to make a book. Not a lot of people have the imagination, drive, or patience to do what we do! (I also like the idea of one day being a professional daydreamer. *wink*)

See you around the 'sphere!


  1. Congratulations on the request of a full! That's awesome.

  2. That's wonderful news about the request!! Congratulations and best of luck with the :)

    Yes, that ever looming dream of becoming a professional daydreamer. Here's to that day coming SOON!!

    Happy November,

  3. Congratulations, Deb. That's a huge accomplishment. Happy for you.

  4. Congratulations on the request! That's so exciting!

    I agree. I work with someone and I think to myself all the time what a fantastic character she would make in my next book. :)

  5. SQUEEEE!!! A full request? Yay! You're moving up the world. Way to go! *high five*

  6. Good luck on the query-go-round. That's a tough place to be. Lots of ups and downs.

  7. Stories are all around us. Good luck with the agenting!
    Mary at Play off the Page

  8. I too appreciate the IWSG and finding authors like you, with whom I can relate. Good luck on your queries - it sounds like you're doing all the hard work and it's just a matter of time until it pays off. Encouraging news about the agent. I also don't know where November (or October for that matter) has gone. Before we know it, it will be Christmas. www.dianeweidenbenner.com