My title sounds a bit like Lewis Carroll, doesn’t it–sort of a Mad Hatter line. But I’m not mad yet, just stating the facts. We’re posting today so everyone can celebrate. And what are we celebrating, anyway? Raise your hands.
Well, not exactly, but we are taking that demon on each month and wrestling him to the mat by offering support and information to all writers who might have insecure episodes.
Every month, we announce a question that members can answer in their IWSG post. These questions may prompt you to share advice, insight, a personal experience or story. Include your answer to the question in your IWSG post or let it inspire your post if you are struggling with something to say.
Remember, the question is optional!
July 3 question – What are your ultimate writing goals, and how have they changed over time (if at all)?
Quite honestly I have one ultimate writing goal–to write the very best I can and enjoy every minute possible while trying to do that.
Of course my goals have changed since I started writing. First I just wanted to write a book. Then I wanted someone to publish that book. I reached those goals, so I set some new ones: write another book, have someone publish it, repeat. After a few young adult novels, I thought it might be fun to try my hand at something different, so I set a goal to write for the middle grade reader. Check!
Goals are great to set, great to reach, and great to look back on. I see a lot of writers who blog and put down theirs regularly. It’s always exciting when they post a follow up to say they’ve accomplished what they set out to do.
REMINDER: THE NEXT #IWSGPIT IS COMING JULY 19, 8AM to 8PM. For details click HERE.
I can’t do my Featured Author for a while, but today I want to give a shout out to some writers whose books I’ve enjoyed. Carol Kilgore is writing a series that has me waiting for the next installment. THE AMAZING GRACIE TRILOGY, BOOK 2 is on its way. You might want to pre-order Bluebonnet Ballerina now. It’s on sale for .99. Good only through July 9th.
Jacqui Murray’s another writer who grabs my attention. I really enjoyed her book, Twenty-four Days (my review) and her latest one, Born in a Treacherous Time (my review). This is quite a different kind of story, and points out that this writer has some excellent storytelling talent.
QUOTE OF THE MONTH: (since I’m only posting monthly for a while) “I will keep smiling, be positive and never give up! I will give 100 percent each time I play. These are always my goals and my attitude.” Yani Tseng