Wednesday, May 4, 2016

IWSG! Post A-Z Goals

It's the first Wednesday of the month, so that means it's time for the Insecure Writer's Support Group!  The IWSG is a place where we as writer's can express our joys, hopes, fears and most importantly lend encouragement to each other!  This great group was started by Alex J. Cavanaugh, come join us if you haven't already!

This month, I don't have too many insecurities.  The A-Z Challenge, though difficult, is always inspiring.  I've spent the month focused on writing and by the time "Z" rolls around I feel great!  The trick is to stay inspired the rest of the year and continue spending focused time on writing instead of letting too many other things get in the way!  

The A-Z Challenge for me is always a little bit like New Year's Resolutions.  It makes me think of what I want to accomplish in writing the rest of the year and encourages me to set new goals.  Every April, I learn that I really can spend time every day writing and not have my house fall apart, but by June somehow I seem to forget that!

So this year, I'm hoping to change that.  I've already taken some steps in the right direction.  This Monday, in the time I had been working on my Challenge posts, I took the final steps to send out one of my manuscripts.  And then...I actually hit "send"!  I don't know what will come of it, but at least I took the leap and I'm super excited about it! :)

Hope you all are having an inspired day!

Kathy :)


  1. Awesome you hit send! Now, maintain that momentum.

  2. I love reading happy thoughts during my IWSG visits. I also have a lot of writing momentum after A to Z. I need to keep it going like you.

    Susan Says

  3. Alex- Thanks, I will try!

    Susan- Thanks for stopping by! Yes, we have to keep the momentum!

  4. Good for you for hitting "send" - that's awesome!

    And what an excellent way to look at the A-Z Challenge!

  5. Yay! Now break out the cheese and get a brain transplant so you can forget about it, eh? Write like a maniac!

  6. Isn't it all too easy to focus on what we want to achieve instead of what we HAVE achieved? We need to take time at the end of the month to celebrate that!

  7. How awesome!! I hope you get great news soon on that submission. Good luck!

  8. Sounds like a plan. My writing output has steadily declined over the last couple of years (well, fiction writing output), and I'd like to get some churned out over the summer before college strikes again.