Weekly News

It is time for yet another first Wednesday posting of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group (IWSG). If you haven’t already visited some of the writers who participate, check out our amazing co-hosts– Rebecca Douglass, T. Powell Coltrin @Journaling Woman, Natalie Aguirre, Karen Lynn, and C. Lee McKenzie!

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.

Time for some news.

My first story today asks the best question of the day: “Who puts a cow in a Buick?” https://www.huffpost.com/entry/cow-mcdonalds-drive-thru_n_61296373e4b06e5d80cd6449

Yet another volcano story because I heart volcanoes as much as I heart science. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/08/210826111724.htm

I leave you with a song. Enjoy, and I’ll see you in seven. https://youtu.be/Q-ejz2RmueE

About kimlajevardi

I am a forty-something-year-old writer. I'm currently drafting my second book. I've also written short stories, poems, and some non-fiction over the last several years. My interest in writing formed during countless hours with my nose tucked in books. I may have even been clutching a novel as I was born. :)
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10 Responses to Weekly News

  1. Physical books mean a lot to me too. My first novella was published only as an ebook, and while I was excited, I was disappointed I didn’t have something tangible I could show people or sign for them.

    I’m fascinated by the origins of our planet. That was an excellent read.

  2. Vani Maximus says:

    That physical book is amazing because it means that you can look back and see what you have accomplished. I don’t know about you, but if I finish something, that is my accomplishment, but it is different to see my short story binded to edit. I do plan on getting that published soon, but it is different feeling of physically having something in your hands.

  3. spunkonastick says:

    I wonder if that cow was named Norman?

  4. Holding the physical book is great.
    Love to know the story behind the cow in the car. I’m sure that person didn’t order a hamburger for the cow.

  5. It would be great to hold a book you’ve written in your hands. I measure success by the progress I make in my writing and the joy I get from it.

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