Wednesday, September 1, 2021

SEPTEMBER...FALL IS ON THE WAY! AN IWSG POST...


 Hi All


Welcome to another IWSG post! I almost forgot today was the first Wednesday of the month. I always seem to space posting when Wednesday falls so early in the month.


Thanks to our founder Alex J. Cavanaugh, we writers get to voice our insecurities and offer advice to our community. For me, it has been a WONDERFUL experience and for those writers who are not a member yet, you can sign up here.


Just a reminder; today is the last day to submit your FIRST LOVE short story into the IWSG anthology. I am very happy to say, that I had submitted TWO... keeping my fingers crossed that one of mine will be selected this year. What an honor that would be!  


I am happy to say, that my writing has definitely been on the move. I wrote two short stories this past month, and I am querying my latest narrative non-fiction. Several rejects so far, but I plan to keep on submitting. I hope ONE agent will find it compelling. As we all know, the querying process is a very tedious one. But, I am hopeful. For the next month, I plan to rewrite several chapters of my first novel and begin submitting that. I love this story and have yet to find a home for it. So maybe, it needs another major rehaul before an agent/publisher is interested. If not, I will self-publish it before Christmas. IT is TIME for me to get my work out into the public eye. It has been a long and grueling journey for me. Life, quite often, got in my way. It still does, but I am making time for writing again. My exterior home restoration should be completed by the end of September...it has already been postponed twice. Anyone relying on contractors these days will understand the frustration of dealing with them. It is SAD, that people no longer take pride in their work and are only out to make a quick buck. 


Well, I am glad that my insecurities this month are intact, and I am finally seeing my accomplishments both in my writing and in my renovation. 


Wishing you all a wonderful September! Mums are in bloom now and it is time to get ready for Fall... YAY! Stay safe everyone!

12 comments:

  1. Keep writing and submitting!
    What is it with builders this year? Very expensive and crappy work!

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  2. So glad that you are making progress in your writing and querying. And it's even better that you have another plan if you don't move forward with querying soon. So glad things are going so well for you.

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  3. You need help with self-publishing, let me know!

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  4. Congrats on getting so much done. Much sympathy on the contractors getting to you on time. With our recent move, we've been dealing with lots of that. We've been luck with most of it.

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  5. Michael, it's great that you're writing again and have submitted those two stories to the anthology.

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  6. Ooh, good luck with your submissions! And yay for writing short stories! I love it when I get an idea for one :-)

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  7. Hi Michael. Well done on your writing. And, while I can't speak to your specifics, I will say as a result of Covid, contractors are having a very hard time getting supplies which ends up delaying jobs. In addition, many people were/are home during Covid, giving them an opportunity to identify things they don't like about their homes and deciding the time to do something about it is NOW. I know from a very close source, in our area anyway contractors are slammed! Just looking at things from another angle. Keep up the good writing work!

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  8. Hi Michael - so glad you're back writing again ... good luck with it all ... cheers Hilary

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  9. So, Blogger "whoops" and lost my comment -- but it may show up anyway. I've seen that happen, but in case it doesn't: I hope your home exterior gets done this month and you achieve your publishing goals this year.

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  10. For me, writing isn't about money but about the joy in the journey--earning money is only a side effect (I've hardly made anything on royalties the past 9 years)!

    Write on, my friend!

    ♥.•*¨Elizabeth Mueller¨*•.♥

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  11. PS--yes, this IWSG came upon me unwares but it also escaped me. I didn't write a post for this month. Eeek!

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