Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Insecure Writers Support Group November Already

Greetings. It's the first Wednesday of November 2015 and time to post for IWSG. Brain-child of Alex J. Cavanaugh and what a child she has become.

Are you insecure? Perhaps about finishing NaNoWriMo. I have never participated in NaNoWriMo. The thought of completing a novel in a month makes me nervous, plus, my health isn't good. I get tired easily and if I don't pace myself I can become so exhausted that I don't get anything done for a week at a time. Please don't fill sorry for me. I tend to ignore it since I want to stay positive.

I am feeling proud. Last month I published the first in a series of Halloween based flash fiction stories. I also participated in two Halloween flash fiction hops. The stories are below in case you're interested. And...most importantly, I submitted a short story to the IWSG Anthology. This last was very involved. First I had a brain-storming session with some local writers. Then I submitted what I'd done to my online critique group. Three weeks later I took their recommendations and finished the story. Last week I probably tweaked the story ten times. On Halloween, I submitted the story which was due the next day, Nov. 1, 2015.

Now that all that is done, it's time to start the edits on the sequel to The Treasures of Carmelidrium, titled, The Rise of Lord Sinon. This is long overdue and also related to my health.

What are you up too? Are you participating in NaNoWriMo? Did you submit a story to the IWSF Anthology?


Click here to visit other IWSG post.

Scroll down to read my scary stories.


Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Nancy - it's good to know you stay positive re your health, and you're aware of taking time out and making sure you're not totally exhausted. Three stories - that's wonderful and then the Anthology submission - well done .. take care and all the best - Hilary

Yolanda Renee said...

Sounds to me like you're on a roll, but yes, your health is the most important. I'm doing NaNo this year and enjoying it. I just hope the words don't dry up. Well, back to the grind!
Happy IWSG day!

Tyrean Martinson said...

Way to go with your short stories! That's a lot of work and work well done!

And now, happy editing and revision!

I didn't submit my story to IWSG - it seemed like last month was the insanity month of busy-ness in life.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Really glad you submitted to the IWSG!
You know how to pace yourself for your health and that's what is important.

N. R. Williams said...

Thanks everyone, now to visit you.

Denise Covey said...

Hi Nancy! Good for you! A great lot of writing! We always love your stories in WEP. They were outstanding this time, weren't they?

I loved Treasures and tell others about it when I can. From what I've seen of ...Sinon, that's going to be a cracker, too! Maybe you could give us an extract for the December WEP challenge!

Hi Carrie! Well, I can't imagine sacrificing my bed for office space, so you must have been desperate! But if it's so important to you that's a good decision. I do most of my writing at various cafes. That's where I find stimulus. Different sorts of distractions to what I have at home. (My study is too small, but I'm getting a good-sized one built soon!) Methinks I'll still pop off to cafes, tho'.

Denise Covey November co-host IWSG

alexia said...

I'm not doing NaNo either. I have a good writing schedule going now, so no need to throw everything in the blender :) Yes, kudos on your Halloween stories and IWSG submission. I can attest that both are great!

Donna McDine said...

Congratulations on your recent publications! Woo Hoo! Good luck with your editing process! I've never been brave enough to tackle NaNo, I'm determined for next year!

Stephanie Faris said...

I can't participate in NaNo--have to do smaller things right now--but I'm cheering on all the participants. Congratulations on your stories. That's awesome!

N. R. Williams said...

Thanks everyone. I guess I'd better check the WEP challenge, Denise.