Welcome back for another wonderful Wednesday. Why wonderful? It’s fall. My favorite season. I’m loving life as I look forward to falling leaves, coolers temps, and so much potential change. As a result, I’m in a major music mood. Enjoy!
The optional question this month is: How do you define success as a writer? Is it holding your book in your hand? Having a short story published? Making a certain amount of income from your writing?
I do define success as holding a physical book in my hand. A physical book has always been part of the reading experience for me, so it is an important aspect of feeling like I achieved my writing goal. Enough money to write full time is part of the long-term goal, but the physical book piece comes first.
Happy Wednesday, folks! I’m a happy camper today because I had a good editing day this morning. The words flowed beautifully. There’s almost nothing better. Since I can’t share the finished product yet, I leave you with news and a song instead. It’s not exactly a close second, but it’ll have to do. 😊
It is time once again for my monthly posting for The Insecure Writer’s Support Group (IWSG). This month I am also happy to be able to co-host. If you haven’t looked through the array of blogs that participate, rectify your oversight right now by clicking on the picture above and then surfing the links. Do it!
Optional monthly question – What is your favorite writing craft book? Think of a book that every time you read it you learn something or you are inspired to write or try the new technique. And why?
Good question! My new favorite is Story Genius by Lisa Kron. It is an amazing how-to on using your MC’s internal struggle as a third rail to build a story which invests readers and makes every page worth turning. It has been a game-changer in the drafting of my third book, increasing both character and story depth as well as the speed with which I write. I recommend it to anyone who wants to level up.
Happy Wednesday! It’s the last one for July 2021, onward to August, even if the temps we’re facing could roast the sun. Hot days deserve music. Enjoy a few songs instead of news pieces today, these and a bowl of ice cream of your choice of course. 😉
Tis yet another Wednesday in 2021. A hot, summer Wednesday where the news of the weird is needed to distract once again. I definitely found distraction-worthy pieces, and a song. I never forget the song. 😉
Welcome to the first Wednesday of the month which means it’s time for my Insecure Writer’s Support Group (IWSG) post. If you are a writer in need of a posse of insecure comrades, join. If you’re just a curiosity seeker, click the image above to find the blogs of participating writers. It’s a win either way.