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Insecure Writer's Support Group: A New Year

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

This is my first Insecure Writer's Support Group post for 2014 - but I'm not going to bang on about the insecurities and stresses of the writing process for once. Oh no. The start of a new year is a time for optimism and rebirth, of opportunities and possibilities, not doubts and anxieties.


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So, I'm looking forward to the year. I plan to complete two novels this year: the Engn sequel (The Clockwork War) and the Hedge Witch sequel (Worm Lord). One way or another, Hedge Witch will finally be published. Surely. I've also got a bunch of previously-accepted short stories scheduled for release this year. And, mixed in with that, I'm going to write at least twelve new short stories, aided and encouraged as ever by the wonderful Write1Sub1.




So, the insecurities can wait. Wishing you all a wonderful 2014. Onwards and upwards!

16 comments:

  1. 'a time for optimism and rebirth, of opportunities and possibilities, not doubts and anxieties.'

    I agree. Sounds like you have an amazing year ahead. Wishing you happiness and success in 2014!

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  2. I'm totally with you: Optimism and rebirth! Best of luck with your two novels and twelve short stories. YOU CAN DO IT! :)

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  3. Good luck with all of your goals! I think it's great to have a lot of projects to be working on. Sometimes I spend too much time on my WIP and when I get tired of it, I don't write anything at all. It's good to have something different to turn to.

    I think it's a great idea to write down everything when your thoughts are all over the place. It's better to get the ideas out then to let them run around in your head driving you crazy.

    Thanks for posting!

    Sarah
    (January IWSG Co-host)

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    1. And thanks for hosting and dropping by - it's much appreciated.

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  4. I joined the W1S1 Monthly Challenge again so I'll see you over there. :)

    Good luck with everything!

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    1. Excellent, great to have you back on board.

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  5. Best of luck with your 2014 goals, Simon. I'm impatiently awaiting the release of Hedge Witch.

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  6. Setting goals is a great way to start the year!

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  7. You're right. Insecurities are SO 2013. :)

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  8. I am wishing you the best in 2014. You seem to have a handle on how you are going to get it all done. Good luck!
    Leanne ( http://readfaced.wordpress.com/ )

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  9. I'm with you. I like to stay hopeful and filled with plans at least for a little while as I usher in a new year.

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I'd love to know what you think.