Wednesday, December 5, 2018

December IWSG Post – Five objects on my writing space


When I started my blog in March 2010, I came across Alex Cavanaugh, a blogger who was like a Rockstar online. He had a large number of followers and lots of comments on his blog. I envied him a lot. One day I left a comment on his blog. Within a few hours Courteous Cavanaugh arrived at my blog and left a return comment. And therein started our friendship.

Later I joined IWSG (Insecure Writers Support Group) an online community of writers posting on the first Wednesday of the month. In our IWSG posts we discuss all our writing related doubts, fears and worries. This global group of writers also helps each other out in various way.

November was the first IWSG post I missed. November 7th was Diwali and also my book release and with me chasing the courier company who was sitting on my author copies for 10 days, I completely forgot about IWSG. And when I read Amazing Alex’s comment saying he missed me, I immediately felt better. Sweet of him to visit my blog and leave that warm comment.

Ninja Captain Alex J Cavanaugh (author of the Amazon Bestsellers: CassaStar, CassaStorm, CassaFire and Dragon of the Stars) started this awesome group that is like a therapy for writers. Under Rockstar Alex’s leadership (Alex is also a fantastic guitarist), IWSG has become a force to reckon with: there are monthly newsletters, contests, anthologies, articles from Industry experts and IWSG has also hosted several successful Twitter pitch contests. Do visit the IWSG website. 

The awesome co-hosts for the December 5th posting of IWSG are J.H Moncrieff, Tonja Drecker, Patsy Collins and Chrys Fey.

December 5 question – What are the five objects we’d find in your writing space?

The five objects you would find in my writing space are, my pen, fullscap sheets where I have written the plot points and character details, a glass of water, my mobile phone and whichever book I’m currently reading.

Eager to read about the five things I would find in your writing space. Will hop over to your blogs later to say hi.

19 comments:

  1. I have pens – far more than five, despite the fact I do almost all my writing directly onto the laptop.

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  2. First one comment and then the next and that's how friendships start!
    Release day and Diwali certainly take precedence. Especially if you were trying to track down your author copies. How rude to hold them hostage!

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  3. If I keep the book I'm reading in my writing area, I'll never get any writing done! :)

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  4. Friendships start in all kinds of ways. I always enjoy your posts. Have a great month.

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  5. Congrats on your book release. That's so awesome. And I have a simple work space too.

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  6. Those friendships are the best.

    I was recently growing frantic about the non-delivery of some review copies which had been riding around on the UPS truck for 3 days. At 10 days, I would've gone ballistic.

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  7. Hi, Rachna!

    Happy Holidays to you, too! You will LOVE the Nutcracker... the visuals are STUNNING!

    I usually don't answer the questions for the post, but I LOVE this one. In my writing space in Chicago, I have my beautiful signed HP graphics surround me on my walls signed by MinaLima. There's and Iron bookcase filled with my treasured books, items from my various travels, and my music system and cds. The daybed where I stretch out and write, and Hamlet at my feet. Such a comfy and wonderful space...

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  8. My friendship with Alex started in a very similar way. Hey, I'm not the only one what keeps a glass of water handy in a writing session! Wishing you a very Happy Holidays. :)

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  9. Alex is amazing. Keeping the notes in the writing space is a good idea...one I never seem to do. I jot them down everywhere and then can't remember where. Too many notebooks? Happy Holidays!

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  10. Oh wow, congratulations on your new release! I noticed the cover in your sidebar as soon as I clicked on your page - I love it! Looks like a wonderful book.
    I love the friendships formed because of this fabulous IWSG group. It's amazing what Alex started!

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  11. I'm glad your back and hope everything else went well with your release. :-)

    Anna from elements of emaginette

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  12. It is completely understandable why you missed November. IWSG keeps me honest. I'm not sure I'd still be blogging without it, but here I am, almost ten years later...thinking hard about my once a month post. Don't want to disappoint myself, or Alex!

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  13. Congrats on your release!

    Diwali sounds like a good reason to miss. :) The courier company...well, that just sucks. Seems to have worked out well, though?

    Good luck in 2019!

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  14. You are so right about "courteous" when you tell about Alex. He's a great guy and he certainly has put together an amazing group. So glad you're a part of it.

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  15. Sounds comfy:) Most fo my writing is done on a laptop while on public transit:)

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  16. Adding my admiration for Alex Cavanaugh!
    Glass of water in the works space. I would be so much healthier for it.

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  17. Alex is quite the friend, I tell you that! He's such a great mentor as well.

    I admire how you don't have a computer with you! Wow... My daughter writes just as well with or without a laptop. Kudos to you guys who write longhand! <3

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  18. It's good we have a pursuit where we really just need minimal equipment. I hope things went well with your book release in the end.

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  19. I have cultivated many wonderful friendships through blogging. :)

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