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Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Happy New Year and happy first USWG post of the year


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Happy New Year everyone! This first ISWG post celebrates the winners of the IWSG Anthology Contest. If you haven't done so, visit Alex J. Cavanaugh's blog to find out who the winners are. Many thanks to this month's co-hosts: L.G. Keltner, Denise Covey, Sheri Larsen, J.Q. Rose, Chemist Ken, Michelle Wallace.

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday break. Did you take the time to make an assessment of the past year and new writing resolutions for the new year? My 2015 wasn't too bad -- I did publish 3 books after all -- but I confess that I'm much happier with my photographic accomplishments of the past 12 months than the writing ones. Which is sort of ironic, because I expected the year to go in the opposite direction. Oh well, so long as there is some progress I shouldn't be complaining, right? :-)

My new year resolution is to not to be afraid to take my time. If a story needs more time, then be it. Sometimes characters need to simmer for a little a while before their true personality can come out, right?

What about you, what are your new year resolutions in terms of writing and publishing?


13 comments:

  1. Three books published in a single year? Whoa, impressive! And I couldn't agree with you more about time. There are certain projects I've been eager to work on, but the characters just aren't ready yet. Definitely better to be late but confident with a project instead of early and regretful!

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  2. I think you did awesome on both fronts writing and photography. You did have some beautiful photos this year I have to admit.

    Me-Finish a project and publish this year, if I could get out three that would be mind-blowing. I think we will be moving in end of June, so another upheaval, my goal is to keep writing through all the chaos instead allowing it to derail everything.

    Juneta @ Writer's Gambit

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  3. Some stories need time, and that's okay. Congratulations on a successful 2015! I hope 2016 is a prosperous one for you!

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  4. You had a good year! You should be proud of your photography - it's amazing. And I feel split between my writing and my music.

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  5. Three stories is really good. I'm hoping for one this year.

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  6. Taking more time is a big resolution and one that's so worthwhile.

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  7. Amen and seconded! That's how I feel about my 3rd child too. Some kids take more time. SO much time you don't get anything else done.

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  8. Sounds like you did really well in two creative endeavours! That's something to be proud of. We all need to remember to take time, it's tempting to rush books out in this fast-paced world but it's no good if they're not our best work.

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  9. I have some stories that have been simmering a long time. It would be a relief to finish them, but that will happen when I'm ready.

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  10. Congrats on your progress. Best wishes for a great 2016.

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  11. My main writing resolution is to do it more.

    And 3 books in a year? That's impressive.

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