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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

#IWSG: WIP Completed


It's the 1st Wednesday. Happy  Insecure Writers Support Group Day. IWSG is the brainchild Ninja Captain Alex J. Cavanaugh.

Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!

Thanks, Alex, for starting this group and keeping it going. And thanks to this month's awesome hosts:  Christopher D. Votey, Madeline Mora-Summonte, Fundy Blue, and Chrys Fey!



Instead of bemoaning the fact that I’m still working on my WIP, I have good news. My cozy mystery, The Case of the Meddling Mama, is finished. I did a happy dance after I shipped it off to my editor.

Once again, Alex O’Hara is up to her ears in mysteries. After surviving an attempted murder, all she wants is R&R time with Nick Palzetti. But his mother leaving his father (“that horse’s patoot”) and moving in with Alex puts a crimp in their plans. Then Nick leaves on assignment and the teen she rescued from an abusive father believes his buddy is doing drugs. Meanwhile, Alex has two easy cases to take her mind off her shaky relationship with Nick—a philandering husband and a background check on a client’s boyfriend. Piece of cake.

Release date: April 17, 2017. Available for pre-order at a reduced price.


Still, I have the usual insecurities when releasing a new book. Will people buy it? Will they like it? Will they leave a review? A good one, hopefully. But none of that can reduce the joy of completing a story and getting it out there for others to enjoy.

Happy Spring!

Because April is the A to Z Challenge (which I’m not participating in, btw), this post is shorter than usual. Have fun, all who are participating. This week we’re traveling (again), so I’ll be late in responding and visiting you all.

Click here to find others on the Insecure Writers Support Group Blog Hop. Or go to IWSG on Facebook to see who’s blogging today. 


22 comments:

  1. Congrats on finishing and good luck with the release!

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  2. With this cold, drizzly MI weather, I wish I was heading back to AZ with you!! Congrats on Mama! Off to 1-click!

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  3. Alex O'Hara sounds like a fun, unique heroine, Diane. I'll have to make a point to "meet" her! Safe travels!

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  4. That's wonderful!! Congratulations!!

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  5. Well go you with another title out in the world. Enjoy the special joy a book release brings. And, especially your time in AZ!

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  6. Wahoo! Huge congrats. Celebrate away and worry another day.

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  7. Sarah, thanks so much.

    Nancy, heard you getting snow tomorrow. Glad we're south of Michigan tonight. Of course, last night we missed the tornadoes. Could do without those.

    Sandra, I hope you like Alex. She is such a character. LOL

    Thanks, Julie.

    Margo, thanks. Looking forward to playing with Toddler Girl again. And enjoying the new release.

    Crystal, thanks. I still have the edits to do, but I'm enjoying the lull before the work.

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  8. Yeh for happy dances! And you're so right about the joy in completing a story and sending it out into the world. :)

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    1. Thanks, Madeline. And thanks for co-hosting. I'm still dancing.

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  9. Congratulations on finishing your cozy mystery!!!

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  10. Congratulations and wishing you much success!!!

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  11. congrats on your cozy pub! and keep at the wip
    i'm with you on the - will anyone buy it? - concerns, but we just have to keep plugging away!

    Tara Tyler Talks

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  12. Congrats on completing your book! Enjoy your travels away from all the cold rain.

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    1. Cold rain all day yesterday. Today was sunny and warm. So glad. Thanks, Jean.

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  13. Awesome that it's edited. Release day is just over a week - congratulations!

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    1. Thanks, Alex. I'd never release a book that wasn't professionally edited. My readers deserve that.

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  14. Congratulations on your new book!!!

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  15. Great job, Diane! Congrats. I wish you a very successful launch!

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