Wednesday, May 1, 2019

IWSG - Deadline

It's time for the May Insecure Writer's Support Group post, created by Alex J. Cavanaugh.


Today's going to be a super brief post, because I thought I had until the end of May to finish a story, and it turns out I have until today. Good thing I pulled up the email to check!

So what's my insecurity right now? Finishing this story! Holy cow!

I'll have to post about my stats and my experience at Mountain of Authors this past weekend later. I've got Pikes Peak Writers Conference starting tomorrow. I'm co-running the green room, so I'll be away from the hubbub of the main conference floor, which will be nice. I'm on one panel about short stories then have a book signing then a query appointment with an agent, all in a row. After that, I can focus on just doing my job.

Conference ends Sunday afternoon, and then next Wednesday I'm having surgery to remove my gall bladder. I've got a busy week coming up!

The co-hosts for this week are
Lee Lowery, Juneta Key, Yvonne Ventresca, and T. Powell Coltrin! Be sure to stop by and say hi.

The optional question is: What was an early experience where you learned that language had power?

See you guys on the flip side.

May you find your Muse.

31 comments:

  1. Sounds like you have a really busy schedule!
    Sending positive vibes for the upcoming surgery.
    Take care, Shannon.

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    1. Thank you, Michelle! It was a busy time, but I've come out the other side.

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  2. Good luck with everything!

    Sending positive thoughts for the surgery and for healing afterward....

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  3. Best of luck finishing up this story! I'm sure you'll get it done. Thinking of you concerning your upcoming surgery. Let us know you're okay after. <3

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    1. Thank you! I did get it finished and turned in on time, and was happy with it, though I didn't finish until almost dawn.

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  4. Hope it all went well finishing the story and all the best for your surgery.

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  5. See you at conference. I'll wave as you go running by! :-)

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    1. Ha! I didn't end up doing much running since I was so sick, eh? It was good to see you, and I owe you an email.

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  6. Yes, super busy! Good luck with it all. :)

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  7. Get to writing then! Visit people tomorrow.

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    1. I ended up further behind than that, but I'm looking forward to this month when I can get back in touch with everyone.

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  8. Good luck with your to-do list! Hope the surgery goes well.

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  9. Yikes. Realising the deadline was today must have been a shock.

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    1. Definitely! I don't know why I remembered it as the end of May.

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  10. Good luck with getting your story finished! And good luck with your surgery! Enjoy the conference.

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  11. Write, write, write! :)
    Have fun at the conference!

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  12. Finishing the story . . . yes, my insecurity, as well.

    Have a fabulous time at the conference. I love going to writer's conferences and being surrounded with "my" people!

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  13. The same thing happened to me regarding the today's IWSG post. I opened my email, saw your post there (I'm a subscriber), and realized I didn't write my own. Usually, I write and schedule them at least a couple days in advance, but this month, I didn't. So I hurried to open my site and write my post before I even read yours. Thank you.
    And good luck with your surgery. I hope everything goes well with it and the healing afterwards.

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  14. Good luck with finishing the story and the conference.

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  15. Are you going to have time to eat or sleep? Doesn't sound like it.

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  16. Looking forward to hearing about your experience with Mountain of Authors and the conference.

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  17. Wow! That's some time crunch. Good luck.

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  18. Wow. I hope you can take time to catch your breath. Good luck.

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  19. You sound busy. Prays sent for your surgery. Feel better quick. Happy IWSG.

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  20. It's Sunday afternoon MT so I hope the Pikes Peak Writers Conference went well.

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