Welcome to the first Wednesday of the month. You know what that means! It's time to let our insecurities hang out. Yep, it's the Insecure Writer's Support Group blog hop. If you're a writer at any stage of career, I highly recommend this blog hop as a way to connect with other writers for support, sympathy, ideas, and networking.
If you're a reader, it's a great way to peek behind the curtain of a writing life.
Our Twitter handle is @TheIWSG and hashtag is #IWSG.
September 1 question - 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?
The awesome co-hosts for the August 4 posting of the IWSG are Rebecca Douglass, T. Powell Coltrin @Journaling Woman, Natalie Aguirre, Karen Lynn, and C. Lee McKenzie! Be sure to check out what they have to say, and visit other writers in the blog hop!
- I finished writing a book for the first time in 2012. That's a major accomplishment in itself. Do you know how many people want to write a book or even attempt to write a book, but never manage to finish? (Me either, but Google tells me that 97% of people who start to write a book never finish it, so that puts us in the top 3% just for *finishing* writing a book--Go me!).
- I've done it again several times since then!
- I've written every day for more than 8 years
- I got a book contract (in 2014, NOT for the first book I wrote, but for the second!) . . .and another one after that . . .and yet another one after that. I hope to keep on getting book contracts!
- I won an award for my writing!
- People buy my books sometimes
- Some of them like them!