Wednesday, February 3, 2021

February IWSG post and my Blog Buddies


2021 is moving at a brisk pace. We are already one month down. I’m quite positive that this year will be way better than 2020. 2020 was one unforgettable year that I want to wipe away from my life.

With a new month its time for our IWSG (Insecure Writers Support Group) post. IWSG is an online group of writers and the first Wednesday of the month sees our IWSG blog post, where most of us smartly build our posts around the IWSG question of the month. Do visit the IWSG website to see all the amazing activities of the group.

Lucky for us Alex J Cavanaugh got the idea to start IWSG. He is the successful author of several amazon bestsellers: CassaStar, CassaStorm, CassaFire and Dragon of the Stars, with more bestsellers on the way.

I did something very different in January. I recorded my first ever video interview. I was nervous, it was something new, but as I had been postponing it for a long time, I decided to be bold and go for it. And I must tell you it was fun once I got over my initial reluctance. Will share the link after its posted on the House of Books and Tales website and YouTube.

February 3 question - Blogging is often more than just sharing stories. It’s often the start of special friendships and relationships. Have you made any friends through the blogosphere?

I completely agree. Blogging was a start of wonderful and enduring friendships for me. I started blogging in March 2010 and I must say I have made many awesome friends along the way, every year. I even found my critique partner Mark Noce via my blog.

If I hadn’t started blogging I would never have met such talented authors and come to know about their books. All these wonderful humans: Alex Cavanaugh, Elizabeth Mueller, Elizabeth Varadan, Madeline Mora Summonte, Jennifer Hawes, Natalie Aguirre, Michael Di Gesu, Michelle Wallace, Tara Robinson, Diane Wolfe, Carole Ann Carr, Lynda Young, Carol Riggs, Lee McKenzie, Gwen Gardener, Nick Wilford, Mary Pax, Mark Koopman, Stephen Tremp, Alexia Chamberlynn, Arlee Bird, Chrys Fey, Tyrean Martinson, David Powers King, Al Diaz, and Rahul Bhatia, are there in my life, courtesy my blog.

P.S. I may have forgotten some names. My apologies to those blog buddies.