Wednesday, January 3, 2018

IWSG - January 2018



It’s time for another group posting of the IWSG: Insecure Writer’s Support Group! Time to release our fears to the world – or offer encouragement to those who are feeling neurotic. If you’d like to join us, click on the tab above and sign up. We post the first Wednesday of every month and encourage everyone to visit at least a dozen new blogs and leave a comment. Your words might be the encouragement someone needs.

Be sure to link to IWSG and display the badge in your post.

IWSG is the brainchild of our noble Ninja Captain and leader Alex J. Cavanaugh

Every month, a question is offered that members can answer in their IWSG Day post. These questions may prompt you to share advice, insight, a personal experience or story. Include your answer to the question in your IWSG post or let it inspire your post if you are struggling with something to say. Remember, the question is optional.

January 3 question - What steps have you taken or plan to take to put a schedule in place for your writing and publishing?

Twitter handle is @TheIWSG and hashtag is #IWSG

Aex's awesome co-hosts for the January 3 posting of the IWSG are Tyrean Martinson, Ellen @ The Cynical Sailor, Megan Morgan, Jennifer Lane, and Rachna Chhabria!


Can you believe it's 2018! Seems surreal for some reason. I almost didn't post today because I couldn't think of anything to say. Feels as if I've been invited to a party and I've just arrived at the front gate. I've no idea what's waiting for me on the other side of the door. I'm excited and speechless. 

I wish you all the very best in 2018. I know it wasn't an easy year for many people. I think 2018 is going to be much better. As my friend and fellow writer, Marie Anne Beswick wrote, "I've been waiting my whole life for 2018." 

May you know joy, peace and fulfilment throughout the year.

If you're in the Banderas Bay, Nayarit area Friday, January 5th, come by the VIP Lounge at the Marina Rivera Yacht Club in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle. It's the annual Meet the Author event from 5 to 7pm. Besides myself, authors Susan Appleyard and Wanda St. Hilaire will be there. I would love to see you. What better way to spend the evening than talking shop.




43 comments :

  1. Good luck with the event!
    Still no idea what happened to 2017.

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    1. I know. It went by very fast. Bumpy all the way. Happy New Year, Alex.

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  2. Happy New Year, Joylene, and welcome to the party!

    I would love to travel to the warmth for your book signing. It's too cold in Ohio! But the darn day job keeps me chained to the desk. :-)

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    1. It's not fair, Jennifer. You should get a bolt cutter!

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  3. Sounds like a fun author event! I need to schedule more this year. Good luck to you this new year.

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  4. Enjoy the event!

    Happy New Year!!! I wish you all the best.

    P.S. Is that a new author photo? I love it!

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    1. Thanks, Chrys. I finally bit the bullet and had a profession take my pic.

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  5. Good luck with the author event. Sounds like fun! :) http://www.raimeygallant.com

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    1. Your blog post was excellent today, Raimey. Thank you.

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    2. Thank you so much! I'm in Merida at the moment. :)

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  6. I too am excited about 2018. I don't have any idea how things will come together, but I know they will. Wishing you all the best for 2018 and a successful author event.
    Take care.
    Shalom aleichem,
    Pat G

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    1. Shalom aleichem and Feliz Ano Nuevo, Pat. Thank you for all your support last year. It meant a lot. Blessings.

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  7. You need a great 2018. Good luck at that event.

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  8. I'll be there in spirit. Have fun for both of us. Spirits are pretty laid back. ;-)

    Anna from elements of emaginette

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  9. Happy New Year! I hope you have an awesome event, and an even better year.

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  10. Thank you for your thoughts. I hope you have a wonderful event!
    Happy writing and living in 2018!

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  11. Yes, have an awesome event! Best wishes for 2018. I like the quote of your friend, "I've been living all my life for 2018." We have, haven't we? I will ponder that.

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  12. 2018! No, I can't believe it. But YES - let's make it amazing!

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  13. I wish I could be there to meet you. Best wishes to you for a terrific 2018.

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  14. Sounds like a great location for a 'Meet the Author' event. Best wishes for that and for the new year.

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  15. I wish I could attend your "Meet the Author Event!" It would be such fun to meet you in person. Yes, the fact that it is 2018 seems surreal. I definitely think 2018 is going to be a better year for me and so many others. Wishing you all the best, my friend!

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  16. Hi Joylene, I wish I could attend your Meet the Author Event, It would have been lovely to meet you in person. Hope the even goes well.

    Rachna Chhabria
    Co-host IWSG
    Rachna's Scriptorium

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  17. Wow, I wish I could be there for the event. Sounds like it will be an amazing time and in a great location. All the best for the New Year :-)

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    1. Thanks, Ellen. Best to you in 2018. Best to Simon!

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  18. Sounds like a found event. Hope you have wonderful time. Wishing you joy and much success in 2018.
    Juneta @ Writer's Gambit

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  19. I can't believe it is 2018. I hope it is going to be a much better year for many people, as I know 2017 was a rough one for lots of friends and family.

    The Meet the Author event sounds like fun. Wish I lived closer. Have a blast and hope it is an amazing event. :)

    Happy 2018!
    ~Jess

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  20. Hey Joylene,

    How's it goin', eh? Good grief, if I'd taken any longer to comment it might well have been almost New Year's Eve, 2019! Apologies for the delay in one of my um, eagerly anticipated comments.

    I've no doubt that the meet the author was an outstanding success.

    Here's to you have a wonderful 2018, Joylene.

    Penny's human dad,

    Gary

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