It's time for another post for the INSECURE WRITER'S SUPPORT GROUP.
For those of you who don't know about the IWSG, it is the brainchild of our own Ninja Captain Alex Cavanaugh... IT was created to help writers help each other with our insecurities about our craft. Whether we need advice or want to help others, this is the time to do it. The first WEDNESDAY of every month.
Now that a new year is upon us, it is time to reflect on our previous endeavors and move forward. What worked and didn't work for you in 2012? Did you have failures or successes? Were you happy with the results?
For many of us, we are still unpublished. But take heart, it doesn't mean that you hard work was in vain. EVERY word you wrote, every chapter you finished, and every novel you completed helped you become a better writer. REMEMBER THAT!
I named my blog In Time ... for a reason. BECAUSE IN TIME we will make our goal. WE will get published. It may not be traditionally... and that's FINE. There are SO MANY AMAZING self published books. And in today's market you can be extremely successful, as LONG as you produce a QUALITY story. Remember competition is overwhelming. YOU need to put in your BEST effort; YOUR finest prose; AND YOUR most POLISHED manuscript. Then you will be ready. There are way too many novels self published that shouldn't have been. Don't let yours be one of them!
This year I plan to continue my journey. I plan to continue to polish my two novels to perfection and find a home from them whether traditionally or self published. I also plan to continue to write my Film Noir novella and get that out into the world.
BUT before YOU decide to release your works, LET your CP'S read it. Our work should be read by other writers because we know what works and doesn't work. DON'T be afraid to share your work. We are all here for each other. I have LEARNED so much from my wonderful blogger friends and CP'S.... And remember to be there for them too. We learn from each other.
I wish ONLY the best for all of you for 2013.... MAY you find your niche, MAY you create something wonderful, and MAY you have health and happiness, for without our health and happiness we could never create.
ALL THE BEST....
Don't forget to drop by our other members for advice, inspiration, and more ways to fight your anxieties.