Happy Insecure Writers Support Group Day. IWSG is the brainchild of 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.
Thanks to this month's awesome hosts: Dolorah @ Book Lover,Christopher D. Votey, Tanya Miranda, and Chemist Ken!
October 3 question - How do major life events affect your writing? Has writing ever helped you through something?
Usually, I fold. That probably isn't what I should say to newbies. I've had major life events in my life--from Hubs' job disappearing to our mothers' illnesses; taking on a full-time job (for health insurance) that turned into a hostile environment. How about all three at the same time? Something has to give. For me, it was my writing. But . . . all things pass. We never know while going through difficulties when they will end. But they do. Having hope that you'll come out of those hard times can keep you going.
What helped me afterward was writing for fun. Not for publication. Just trying to remember why I wanted to write in the first place. That was cathartic. It took longer than I expected to want to pick up the pieces of my writing career. But I did it. You can, too.
September was a good month. I formatted three books for print and got them up on Amazon, etc. That felt really good. In August, I got the rights back for ONE RED SHOE, a romantic suspense. I have a new cover and just finished tweaking the original story. I should reissue it next week--ebook and print. I had to slack off on my sci-fi romance to do all that but, again, I feel good about what I accomplished.
It Happened One Night meets Knight and Day
When elementary teacher Daria Mason left Iowa for a writers’ conference in New York City, she didn’t expect to come home with a wounded spy. Sam Jozwiak works for a shadow agency that gathers intel vital to U.S. security. From the moment he steals digital files from a Russian Mafia kingpin, Murphy’s Law takes over. No matter how he covers his tracks, the kingpin’s assassins find him. What’s worse than getting shot in the butt? Accepting help from an Iowa tourist. Thus, begins a road trip that takes Sam and Daria cross country with the assassins right behind them.
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