Wednesday, 8 January 2020

IWSG January 2020

A new year - a new decade - and what better way to see it in than with the first Insecure Writer's Support Group post of 2020? Hosted as ever by Ninja Cap'n Alex J. Cavanaugh, the role of the group continues to be to offer a safe space where writers of all kinds can share their fears and insecurities without fear of judgement. January's co-hosts are T. Powell ColtrinVictoria Marie LeesStephen Tremp and J. H. Moncrieff!


If you don't mind, I'm going to use this as my "looking ahead to the new year" post - always a time of some insecurity but an exciting one too. I've started off on a good foot by typing "The End" on the last book in my trilogy. This one still needs a lot of work done to it, but for now I'm happy to reach that milestone. I'll be working towards a publication in spring or summer while at the same time, I'll be working on something new - it's been too long!

Another great way of starting the year would be bagging yourself an agent or publisher, and that might just come to fruition with the next #IWSGPit Twitter Pitch event. Simply ready your tweet-length pitch and get ready to post on January 15. Only a week away! Check out more details here. And of course, you can find more IWSG posts here.

How's your 2020 looking? What are your hopes and insecurities?

40 comments:

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Nick - congratulations on finishing off your Trilogy ... and now good luck as you move towards publication. Thank you for judging the WEP stories for us ... must be so difficult trying to select winners etc. Good luck with the Twitter Pitch ... cheers and have a happy 2020 - Hilary

DRC said...

Congratulations on finishing your trilogy! What better way to end a decade! I've not heard of this twitter pitch. I'll be checking this out :) happy New year...

Sarah Foster said...

Congrats on finishing your trilogy! I would love to participate in the pitch but I don't have anything ready right now.

Erika Beebe said...

Congratulations on completing your trilogy :) Happy IWSG Day :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congratulations on writing the end! Hope we get a lot of participants in the Twitter pitch.

Liza said...

Wonderful words, "The End." Congratulations, Nick. I'm contemplating participating in the Twitter Pitch...

Deniz Bevan said...

Congratulations on "the end"!

Jennifer Hawes said...

It's so nice to type those two words. Now the fun begins. I love editing and polshing way more than the acutal writing!

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

Well done, Nick! And good luck going forward! :)

Natalie Aguirre said...

That's so awesome that you finished your trilogy, Nick. It's a great way to start the new year.

Mary Aalgaard said...

Exciting things await you in 2020. Congrats on all your success and meeting your writing goals!

Jemi Fraser said...

Your 2020 is off to a great start! hope it continues to be a great year for you :)

T. Powell Coltrin said...

Congrats on The End! That is a great way to start 2020.

Teresa

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

Congratulations on finishing your trilogy. That is a huge accomplishment. My 2020 is off to an amazing start. I'm not even sure why. I just have this overwhelming sense of excitement.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Congrats! Nothing like finishing a series.

Patricia Josephine aka Patricia Lynne said...

Congrats on reaching the end on the trilogy. I have my own that I'm hoping to do that with this year.

Dave said...

Congratulations! You should be very proud.

Dave

Dave Wrote This

Carrie-Anne said...

Congratulations on finishing your trilogy! It's always exhausting and exhilarating to reach the end of a series, superlong book, or trilogy.

emaginette said...

I hope they many of us 'bag' and agent this January. hehehe

Anna from elements of emaginette

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Congrats on 'the end.' I need one of those soon.

Liz A. said...

Good luck on getting it ready for publication. That's always a tricky part.

Lynda R Young as Elle Cardy said...

Big congrats for finishing your trilogy. And best wishes for 2020

Denise Covey said...

Happy New Year Nick! I hope 2020 is inspirational for you!

cleemckenzie said...

Working on a new project in a new year sounds like one great plan to me! Go, Nick.

Rebecca M. Douglass said...

Congrats on finishing the trilogy! Exciting to look ahead to starting something new, too :) I used this IWSG to look back, and now you remind me I need a goal-setting look-ahead post.

Damyanti said...

Congratulations Nick!

S.A. Larsenッ said...

Wow, Nick! Congratulations on typing The End yet again! Bravo! Looking forward to seeing all you do this year.

Heather Erickson said...

I would love to publish another book this year. My freelance business is taking off (slowly). Best wishes on the twitter pitch. Some day I will try that.

Shannon Lawrence said...

Congratulations on typing "The End!" Good luck with the publishing end.

Allie Bock said...

Congrats on finishing your trilogy! How exciting! Good luck in 2020. I have three books I am also going to publish this year.

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Elizabeth Seckman said...

Congratulations!

Diane Burton said...

Congrats on finishing your trilogy. I've read the 1st 2, so I'm looking forward to reading the next one. Best wishes on the editing.

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Jemi Fraser said...

You're off to a great start for 2020!
I'm planning to publish my dementia project in the spring - exciting and scary at the same time!!

Karen Baldwin said...

Congrats on "The End"....but then on to new beginnings...of course there's tons of work in between.

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