Wednesday, August 7, 2019

IWSG - Summer's Almost Gone

It's the first Wednesday of August, which means it's time for another edition of the Insecure Writer's Support Group. Created by Alex J. Cavanaugh, IWSG exists to be a support to writers.

 Anyone is welcome to join. Simply add your name to the list (click on Alex's name above for access), post the first Wednesday of each month, and visit your fellow IWSG'ers.

The co-hosts this month are:

I still haven't gotten back in the saddle completely after the last couple months of insanity and negativity, but I did manage to get a bunch of short stories edited and submitted, so even though I haven't written a bunch of new words, I'm working. I did also place two short stories last month, so yay for acceptances! Now I need some more. It's been a slow year.

Now if I can just get the creative energy to power up, things will look up. I sent out some news in my newsletter about a publishing schedule for two projects, but they get the info first! (You can always sign up over to the right...hint, hint)

My husband and I are going away soon for our anniversary. A couple days in Steamboat Springs will hopefully give me a bit of a recharge. I'm not taking my laptop with me, as the plan is to relax, plain and simple. (Though I am taking paper and writing implements. What do you take me for? A monster??)

Submission stats for July:

6 submissions
4 rejections
2 acceptances (1 was an invite)

I won't be able to visit people until this weekend.

What are your insecurities? How are you coping with them? Any submissions last month? Acceptances? Rejections? 

May you find your Muse.

32 comments:

  1. Congrats on the acceptances! Hope your time away leaves you both rested and recharged. :)

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  2. Good to keep your oar in and submitting is writing in my books. I submitted a query last month but I'm being very slow to get back on the writing horse. Not sure what I'm getting ready for - but something!

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    1. I hope you figure it out soon, and can climb back on that horse.

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  3. Hi Shannon - exactly I'd endorse Alex's comment - just go .. .you'll be ready and renewed on your return ... congratulations and have fun - cheers Hilary

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  4. Two acceptances? Congratulations! And I don't blame you for leaving your laptop home. Have a fun and rejuvenating vacation.

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  5. Have a wonderful anniversary. Congrats on the 2 acceptances.

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  6. Submissions I'm reading! LOL After the past few weeks, I could use some time away.

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  7. We just got back from going away for our anniversary.
    I've been posting about it...

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  8. Going Laptop-less, heh? Good for you. Enjoy your time. Come back refreshed.

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  9. Woot on the acceptances! That's great!

    I think not taking my laptop would only add to my stress if I went on vacation. :)

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    1. I ended up getting contacted by work, and was able to say, "Can't do anything about it until I get home!" So it ended up being a good thing. ;)

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  10. Enjoy your time away together, I'm sure it will help the 'muse' when you return, Shannon 🌹

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    1. I actually started a new story on paper while there, which felt wonderful!

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  11. Perhaps getting away will help get those creative juices flowing. Seems like you are busy even when you think you are not.

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    1. I think at this point I'm permanently busy, but if I'm not doing what I want to be doing, it feels like I'm not getting anything done.

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  12. Congrats on your acceptances. Enjoy your vacation. We all need to get away and recharge.

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  13. Congratulations and Happy Anniversary. Hope you recharge and have lots of fun.

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  14. Congrats on you acceptances. Have fun at your get away.

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  15. Two acceptances sounds pretty darn good to me. Enjoy your vacation!

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