Wednesday, August 2, 2017

IWSG Aug. 2017 Pet Peeves and News

Time again for an IWSG post. What is that you say? Insecure Writers Support Group. Started by Alex J. Cavanuagh where we share encouraging news or our insecurities. Lord knows I have a lot of insecurities and sometimes I panic. To read what others have written go here.

IWSG Aug Question: What are your pet peeves when reading/writing/editing?
I spent years learning the craft of writing. Therefore, I don’t have much time for those who are lazy and never bothered to learn. You know immediately when you start to read a book if this is true. Backstory, POV shifts, sometimes in the middle of the sentence, information dump, etc. That being said, I’m willing to help others learn if they are willing to put in the effort.

In other news. If you know me, then you know money is tight. I have saved up enough now to buy ISBN’s, have the paper copy of my book cover done and start a web page by mid-August. In September, I’ll pay for formatting. This may take more than one month to reach all markets. Book 2 will be ready for my editor in September as well. I hope to release it come December. But, ultimately, that will depend on money for my editor and book cover.

This has been a long time coming with multiple delays. Family is first. Sometimes I just have to put food on the table.

How about you? Do you have a pet peeve when reading or editing books? Do you have some exciting news? Do share.


I hope you will consider joining me in creating a wonderful story or sharing something that actually happened on Aug. 16, 2017 for the Write, Edit, Publish bloghop titled: Reunions. To sign up go here.


dolorah said...

Hi Nancy :)

Yeah, author laziness is my pet peeve too.

Awesome to see you are finally moving forward with your publishing. Life can take some messy turns sometimes. Hope you move past this sometime soon.

See Ya 'round the blogs :)

Laura Clipson said...

Good luck with your publishing plans!

N. R. Williams said...

Hi Donna and Laura
Yes, it is exciting. Thanks for coming by.

The Cynical Sailor said...

Hi - I'm co-hosting this month and popped by to say hi. Congrats on the progress you've made so far and fingers crossed all works out with being able to move forward with an editor. Family definitely comes first. Cheers - Ellen

Crystal Collier said...

It's true. If you have enough writerly experience it's easy to spot the book that is going to firebomb...except for when they had so much help on the beginning that it deceives you until you're half way through. =) I guess that's my pet peeve.

I'm stoked about your print books! Woot!!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I hope it all comes together by December for you. Just don't forget to eat.

Chrys Fey said...

You have a lot of plans and sound busy. Best of luck to you!

N. R. Williams said...

Nice to meet you, Cynical.

Thanks Crystal, and Chrys.

Eating is good Alex.


Denise Covey - Author said...

Hi Nancy. Great news re the publishing. I'll look forward to hearing more about it! Also look forward to your entry for REUNIONS!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Nancy - well done on getting things into gear .. but more importantly is making sure your family is looked after. Take care and all the best - cheers Hilary

N. R. Williams said...

Thanks Denise and Hilary

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