Insecure Writer's Support Group: Happy New Year!


I guess I shouldn't be surprised whenever another year occurs, but I can be thankful that I survived another year. 2018 was a difficult one, and I'm glad I can start 2019 with some high hopes. I hope everyone enjoyed their New Year's celebrations and the holiday season!

It is once again the first Insecure Writer's Support Group of the year! Please visit Alex J. Cavanaugh and the IWSG site to join in with the rest of us anxious writers.

I plan on beginning my self-publishing process this month, and I'm pretty nervous. I hope everything works out and that people actually buy my book. I certainly hope more people like it than don't. I want to look over it one last time, but I know if I do I will end up touching it, and I don't want to over-write it. I've probably done enough of that. There's an artist I want to hire for the cover, so I'm building a Kickstarter for that, and we'll see what happens from there.

Also, my older sister is starting a career coaching company, and she's asked me to be her associate for writing consultation, so this will be a very interesting year! I have to send her pricing and a profile this week, so I'll probably do that at work. hehe

The question for this month is: What are your favorite and least favorite questions people ask you about your writing?

I wish I had a favorite question.

One of my least favorite questions about my writing is probably, "Do you have anything out there? Why not?" Because who has the time to explain to publishing process? BUT, I can say "Soon" now, so maybe I won't hate it anymore.


  1. Me too, Deb. Congrats on getting your piece out soon. That's exciting. Happy IWSG Day!

  2. Two big adventures for you this year! Wish you the best with both. Soon, you can answer that question with a big smile.

  3. Good luck with the self-publishing! Hope it all goes smoothly.
    I think if I do much more revising after my current draft I'll start to overwrite. I really think it's almost done.

  4. Yeah, laypeople have no idea how much work and time goes into launching a book. I wish you a happy, healthy, productive 2019. Good luck with your indie project!

  5. Good luck with your self-publishing. I may be doing the same thing myself shortly.

  6. Yeh for high hopes! Good luck with all of your plans!

  7. With your attitude, you'll do well. Hang it there. Good luck!

  8. Congratulations on reaching the beginning of the publishing process, Deb! Wishing you success! I'm glad that 2018 is behind me, and I am looking forward to 2019 with optimism. All the best to you!

  9. Best of luck with your self-publishing journey! How exciting that you'll be beginning it this month. Hope you don't run into too many bumps along the way!

    And, oh gosh, that "why not" question! Totally with you on how frustrating that can be. Non-writers just don't seem to get how time-consuming the process is...