Wednesday, 3 April 2019

IWSG April 2019


It’s the first Wednesday of the month so of course it’s time once again for our meeting of the Insecure Writer's Support Group. Founded and hosted by Alex J. Cavanaugh, the purpose of the group is for writers to share their fears and insecurities in a mutually supportive atmosphere. This month's awesome co-hosts are J.H. MoncrieffNatalie AguirrePatsy Collins and Chemist Ken!




This month, I’m answering the question of the month over at the IWSG site. I hope to see you there.



As for insecurities, I don’t have much to report. I’ve not done any writing for four months – since losing my job, I’ve been focusing on establishing other sources of revenue – but I’d rather not see this as a setback. Instead, I’m making a fresh start, and I’m looking forward to getting back into my new WIP, still in its very early stages.

Now let's turn to this month's exciting news - we're announcing the genre and opening date for the next IWSG anthology!

Our genre is Middle grade historical: adventure/fantasy and the opening date is May 1. The best brains are on the theme, and that will be announced on the opening date. So this is just to whet your appetite - you could use that time to brush up your knowledge of the genre if it's not your usual bag, for example. We're looking forward to more great entries!



Don't forget the Masquerade anthology is hitting the shelves on April 30!


Masquerade: Oddly Suited
An Insecure Writer’s Support Group Anthology
Find love at the ball…
Can a fake dating game show lead to love? Will a missing key free a clock-bound prince? Can a softball pitcher and a baseball catcher work together? Is there a vampire living in Paradise, Newfoundland? What’s more important—a virtual Traveler or a virtual date to the ball?
Ten authors explore young love in all its facets, from heartbreak to budding passion. Featuring the talents of L.G. Keltner, Jennifer Lane, C.D. Gallant-King, Elizabeth Mueller, Angela Brown, Myles Christensen, Deborah Solice, Carrie-Anne Brownian, Anstice Brown, and Chelsea Marie Ballard.
Hand-picked by a panel of agents and authors, these ten tales will mystify and surprise even as they touch your heart. Don your mask and join the party…

Website - IWSG Anthologies
Young Adult Fiction: Romance - General/Paranormal/Contemporary
Print ISBN 9781939844644
eBook ISBN 9781939844651
Print and eBook:


Special note:
We are partnering with DIY MFA this spring to bring you a great program for writers.

Before we announce details, we’ll be sharing several of their learning videos.


Check it out and come back later this month for details about the program.

OK, now it's time to check out more IWSGers at the sign-up page. What part of your WIP would you wish for help with? Excited about the theme for the next anthology? Or for grabbing a copy of Masquerade? Interested to learn more about DIY MFA?

25 comments:

Natalie Aguirre said...

Good luck on finding another job. That can be a full-time job. It was for me when I was looking, and I definitely had no time to write. Good luck with your search.

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

You have a great attitude, Nick - keep it up! Wishing you much success with your job search!

Michelle Wallace said...

Keep up the positivity, Nick!

Happy IWSG Day!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Fresh start - that's the right attitude!

emaginette said...

You got this. :-)

Anna from elements of emaginette

Damyanti said...

All the best, Nick. With your positivity, you'll get it all sorted in no time.

Melissa said...

Best of luck, Nick.

Patricia Lynne aka Patricia Josephine said...

Crossing my fingers for you on your job hunt.

T. Powell Coltrin said...

That's rough, ending a job. I must tell you that I've never ended a job where that decision didn't turn out for the best. Praying for you to find a new job.

And you'll write again. It's in your blood. :)

Teresa

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Keep at it, Nick. Multiple streams of income is good.

Jennifer Hawes said...

I hope you get a great job! I made a fresh start in the fall with a new full time job. Sometimes you just have to keep going and get what you want!

Liz A. said...

Good luck with the job hunt. It's hard to focus on writing when your income is in question. (I know how it is.)

Denise Covey said...

The right job for you is just around the corner then you can focus on what's important, right? Wish the best for you.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Nick - the main thing is ... you're still involved with lots of authors, writers and amongst many with lots of useful and helpful ideas. Good luck - and all the best with life sorting itself out - I always feel more positive at this time of year. Take care and good luck and enjoy the IWSGing help you're give the group - cheers Hilary

Liza said...

Looking forward to hearing all the good things that come in your future, because no doubt, they will.

Diane Burton said...

Good luck on finding that new job. Easy to understand why you haven't been writing. Wishing you much success.

Tyrean Martinson said...

Best wishes on finding that new job!

Loni Townsend said...

Glad your situation's not getting you down. Best of luck with your endeavors!

Cherie Reich said...

It's difficult to write when you're finding a new revenue stream. I hope you get back to it soon. Best of luck!

Lynda R Young said...

Best wishes for your new start, Nick. Good to see you aren't seeing it as a setback.

Roland Clarke said...

I'm impressed with your determined attitude, Nick and it deserves to be rewarded. All the best.

Mark said...

I find that if the writing itself is good, the scene will fall into place ;)

Darla M Sands said...

Sorry about the job loss. That stinks. Best wishes!

Empty Nest Insider said...

The IWSG Masquerade Anthology looks intriguing! Best of luck in your job search, Nick, You will be a tremendous asset to any employer.

Julie

J Lenni Dorner said...

Sorry to hear about the loss of your job. Hope life starts treating you better and a new opportunity comes soon. Keep on writing!