Today is the first Wednesday of the month: Insecure Writer's Support Group blog! Hurray! Congratulations to Alex J. Cavanaugh and his wonderful team on the incredible work they continue to do. The IWSG is a safe place for writers to express their fears and insecurities in a supportive environment. Join us at www.insecurewriterssupportgroup.com
I haven’t focused on my own insecurities this month. There has been so much to shout out about amongst fellow writers: new publications, completion of projects, new ideas flowing, motivating blog hops. February has been a hubbub of positive action and activity and I have smiled every day reading about the amount of success that’s happening amongst the blogging community. Congratulations to everyone! Thanks to all my UK blogging friends and my writing family at IWSG for being such a feisty, loving bunch. It’s nice to be reminded constantly that none of us should ever give up (I’m far too stubborn to give up on something – apart from anything to do with heights and chocolate) and when we hit a rocky path we can count on each other for support. Wishing everyone a fabulous March!
My Writing World
I’ve finally found a lovely editor for my novel and we are working hard together to get it ready for publishing. Hopefully by the end of the year, I'll be able to call myself a proper author. YAY! My book of short stories should be ready for publishing mid-year and I’ve almost completed the first draft of my novella (that is slightly behind schedule but I’m not beating myself up over it).
What has given me a few more grey hairs this month, is researching the creation of my own author website. It is not as simple as I thought. As I live in Germany, I have to comply with quite a few legalities that don’t exist in the UK. But shoulders back… smile … and plough through. I’ll let you know the ins and outs once I’ve jumped clearly through the hoops and landed successfully on the other side.
This month, amongst my regular writing, I'll be preparing for April’s A to Z blogging challenge. This is the first time I'm participating and I'm really looking forward to it. It will be a lot of fun!
Do you feel inspired when reading of others’ successes? Are you joining in the A to Z blogging challenge? Have you had to overcome legal obstacles on your writing journey?