is the first Wednesday of the month and IWSG Time has come around again.
a writer’s support group, which was created by Alex Cavanaugh, is a big help to
many of us who do not mind sharing our insecurities, our successes or giving
encouragement and help to others.
if you are interested and would like to join, the link below will lead you
directly to us:
did not submit any new stories this month.
Two stories I submitted to Glimmer Train were rejected.
1. SF RWA Heart to Heart Contest – I didn’t win
the Certificate but I received three
excellent critiques from an agent, published author, and a PAN member
concerning the first chapter of my manuscript, which I submitted to the SF RWA.
I received an email from Karen Walker, which stated my submission to
her anthology was accepted. That is a wonderful feeling, and I am thankful.
Still have two
outstanding stories that I have not yet heard whether they are accepted or
rejected. So I am still waiting.
short story to Wordhaus, an online publication. Haven’t got an answer yet.
am chugging along with my rewrites/revisions of two manuscripts. I will join NaNo this year with a team of
writers from Becoming Writer, and I am looking forward to it.
blogs are alive and well. I enjoy posting once every two weeks on my blogs
and once a month on this one. I might add another category to this blog and
blog twice a month but not before the A to Z Blog Challenge, 2017. If I do add a column, it will take place afterward.
Question: What is your
favorite aspect of being a writer?
I never would
have known who I was and what I am capable of becoming if I had not sat down
and began to read, write, and revise. I include
revise in this triad because it means my willingness to change. When I revise
my writing, I am revising my thinking, my way of seeing things and shaping the
things I want to see happen in my future.
aspect of writing that whispers to me, it is all right to branch out and walk
differently. It challenges me to embrace the world, other cultures, and to increase my
capacity to unconditionally accept others as they are and not as who I would like
them to be.
discovery, I have learned to laugh at myself and not take myself
seriously. Yes, if there is one aspect of
writing I enjoy most, it is discovery. It forces me to face my insecurities,
and therefore, it changes my world.
Until next month, be safe.