Today is December's contribution to Alex Cavanaugh's Insecure Writers Support Group.
What makes me an Insecure Writer this month?
Two Decembers ago, I told myself I’d have my story finished by the end of 2014. Last December I made a similar promise for 2015. Guess what I’m promising myself this December? Arg! My writing pace has certainly increased over the past twelve months, but thank goodness I have a day job.
The IWSG question for December is: In terms of your writing career, where do you see yourself five years from now, and what’s your plan to get there?
Based on the previous paragraph, the obvious answer would have to be: The same damn place I’m in right now—trying to finish the *%@* story. Seriously though, if I haven’t finished my story in the next five years, it’ll be because I’ve given up.
Not that I’m ever going to let that happen.
The real answer: In five years, I’d like to have a couple of books out, along with an established author platform that will direct people to those books. It’s not a fancy plan, but it’ll do. I also hope to have been accepted into Hogwarts as their Potionsmaster by then too. I still haven’t decided whether the odds of that happening are greater or less than my chances of me finishing my story.
|Photo Courtesy of Rob Young|
In more positive news, Tara Tyler's new book, Cradle Rock, has been released and she's having a party to celebrate. So read on and check it out. And don't forget the raffle at the end of the post.
WELCOME BACK TO THE FOREST!
|12/5||Patricia Lynne||Nerds Rule|
|12/5||Heather R. Holden||Vampires|
|12/7||Juneta Key||author spotlight interview|
|12/9||Julie Flanders||Teenagers Now vs 80s|
|12/9||Elizabeth Seckman||Beast-themed Recipe|
|12/12||Lori L. MacLaughlin||Merfolk|
|12/14||Tyrean Martinson||5 Reasons to use Chapter Titles|
|12/16||Michael Di Gesu||Craziest Spring Break Trip|
|12/17||Cathrina Constantine||Teen Dating|
|12/19||Christine Rains||Hiking Faux Pas|
|12/19||Alex J. Cavanaugh||Beast vs Monster - terminology|
|12/21||Ann Noser||CR Quotes|
|12/21||Heather M. Gardner||Discrimination - joking vs hurting|
|1/4||L. Diane Wolfe||Marketing Tips - Live & Online|
|1/9||C Lee McKenzie||Grownup Stereotypes|
|1/11||M. J. Fifield||Crazy Road Trip|
|1/25||Crystal Collier||Poetry & Songs in Stories - Writerly Wed|
Tara is also giving away signed copies of Broken Branch Falls and Cradle Rock, some Beast World swag, and a $20 GC! So be sure to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway.
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