Wednesday, August 6, 2014

IWSG the Joys of August

I'm always more optimistic in August. Perhaps it's because this is my birth month and the month of my wedding anniversary. Maybe it has something to do with the kids heading back to school. You could say that for my family, August is the gate to the holiday trail. The rest of the year will be full of fun things to look forward to and prepare for.

Whatever it is, August feels like a sigh of relief to me. My family will slip back into a routine which soothes my need for order. I'll get to write again.

It's a time of setting new goals and digging deep to accomplish them.

August Goals:

  • Send out emails for the Bold New Worlds Speculative Fiction Short Story Contest--Publicity baby!!
  • Finish the beat sheets for books 3 and 4 in the Sendek Saga: Battle for Sendek and Here There Be Dragons
  • Finish the last 50 pages of revisions for Fade Into Me
  • Start deep revisions on book 2 in the Sendek Saga: Search For Knowledge
How do you feel about the approaching fall? Are you setting new goals?

Purpose of IWSG: 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!

Posting: The first Wednesday of every month is officially Insecure Writer’s Support Group day. Post your thoughts on your own blog. Talk about your doubts and the fears you have conquered. Discuss your struggles and triumphs. Offer a word of encouragement for others who are struggling. Visit others in the group and connect with your fellow writer - aim for a dozen new people each time. I'm currently #92.