Wednesday, August 1, 2018

August IWSG Post – Pitfalls to avoid during our Publication Journey


It’s unbelievable that we have reached the 8th month of the year. This year is flying at a supersonic speed. Another IWSG has arrived at our doorstep. IWSG (Insecure Writers Support Group) is an online community of writers, posting on the first Wednesday of every month, our posts are usually writing related. Check out the IWSG website for amazing posts on writing and publishing.

Ninja Captain Alex J Cavanaugh (author of the Amazon Bestsellers: CassaStar, CassaStorm, CassaFire and Dragon of the Stars) came up with this amazing idea of starting IWSG. This idea of Alex was welcomed by writers all over the world. IWSG not just connected us with other writers, it also showed us that we aren’t alone in our writing journeys, that most other writers share the same insecurities and battle the same demons. And it also introduced us to a wonderful angel in disguise called Alex Cavanaugh. I think the writing God has sent Angel Alex to help writers all over the world. And he is doing a wonderful job.

The awesome co-hosts for the August 1 posting of IWSG are Erika Beebe, Sandra Hoover, Susan Gourley and Lee Lowery.

August 1 IWSG question – What pitfalls would you warn other writers to avoid on their publication journey?

I would tell other writers not to give up their day jobs, because books by themselves don’t make much money, it’s the other writing (the free-lance work) that gives us a steady income. I would also tell other writers that the moment they have a book out on submission they should start their next one. As we writers never know which book or story will get us an agent or a publishing deal. I would also tell writers to be open to other writing opportunities, as many times our paths to publication take on different routes.

Looking forward to reading everyone’s suggestions and advice.




Wednesday, July 4, 2018

July IWSG Post – What are your Ultimate Writing Goals?


I completely forgot that today was the first Wednesday of the month and that it was IWSG posting day. I was on my evening walk when I realized it. I rushed home and checked the IWSG website for the question of the month and here I’m typing out my post. Last month I was organized and this month completely disorganized.

IWSG (Insecure Writers Support Group) is an online community of writers, posting on the first Wednesday of every month, our posts are usually related to our writing. The IWSG website has amazing posts on writing and publishing.

The credit for creating IWSG goes to Ninja Captain Alex J Cavanaugh (author of the Amazon Bestsellers: CassaStar, CassaStorm, CassaFire and Dragon of the Stars). Alex is multi-talented, a multi-tasker, one of the kindest people I know online, he is also a fantastic musician, a great writer and a wonderful human. Thanks to Alex, IWSG has become a welcome therapy for us writers.

The July 4th IWSG Question is “What are your ultimate writing goals, and how have they changed over time (if at all)?

My ultimate writing goals are to write many, many books, across genres, and this goal has been a constant. Its another matter that I haven’t yet achieved it. But, I’m working towards it.

Looking forward to reading what all your writing goals are.
P.S. I completely forgot that we were supposed to post on 3rd July.


Wednesday, June 6, 2018

June IWSG Post – What’s Easy, Book Titles or Character Names

For a change I scheduled my IWSG post one day in advance. And I’m proud of that fact that I’ve become a teeny-weeny bit organized. I can’t believe that its the sixth IWSG of 2018. IWSG (Insecure Writers Support Group) is an online community of writers, posting on the first Wednesday of every month, our posts are usually related to our writing. The IWSG website has amazing posts on writing and publishing.

The credit for creating IWSG goes to Ninja Captain Alex J Cavanaugh (author of the Amazon Bestsellers: CassaStar, CassaStorm, CassaFire and Dragon of the Stars). Alex is also a fantastic musician and a wonderful human. He had this great idea of starting this group, to help writers talk of their fears, worries and insecurities. Thanks to Alex, IWSG has become a welcome therapy for us writers.

June 6 question – What’s harder for you to come up with, book titles or character names?

Actually both book titles and character names are easy for me. Infact the moment a story pops up in my mind, it arrives accompanied with its title and the names of the central characters. Very rare do I have trouble thinking of book/story titles or character names. I’m lucky that way. Wish the plotting too was so easy!

I look forward to reading what comes easy for you all.