This is going to look like a weird post, but I have a reason for it. I was organizing my blog and removed some posts I plan to repurpose. The problem? Someone had pinned the graphic below and it led to a broken link. Because I deleted the post! _-_ So people are seeing an error. EEK!
I can't have that so I'm redoing the original post. If you've come from that Pinterest post, hi, hey. What's up?
The first Wednesday of every month is the Insecure Writer's Support Group. Posts go up the 1st Wednesday of every month. Check it out here and join if you need support with your writing. Don't forget to stop by and say hi to the co-hosts: Joylene Nowell Butler, Jemima Pett, Patricia Josephine, Louise - Fundy Blue, and Kim Lajevardi!
Hey look, my name is in there. Why yes I may have forgotten I volunteered. Life has been a little hectic since I told Alex I'd help, to say the least.
April 6 question - Have any of your books been made into audio books? If so, what is the main challenge in producing an audiobook?
If you've been to my blog today and noticed the post looks different and the comments are gone, it's because it is. My original post had been about how my writing life seems to be shifting and I wasn't sure how to feel about it. The comments were kind and well intention but a few accidentally hit on a pet peeve of mine. Well, it's more than a pet peeve because it utterly infuriates me. It picks at an old and painful wound from my teens. It's not their fault. They had no idea, but for my sanity. I opted to delete the original post. Thanks to everyone who had commented and tried to help. This apparently isn't a topic I'm ready to discuss with the public yet. Lesson learned.
Don't Leave Yet!
I want to give a shout out to Alex's new book, Cassadark. It released yesterday.
His world is unraveling…
Bassan’s father is stepping down from command. His best friend almost dies when Bassan freezes. Now, he’s being sent across the galaxy to speak at an important conference. Despite saving the eleven races years ago, he’s paralyzed by doubt. Could things get any worse?
Once there, new acquaintance Zendar convinces Bassan to visit his planet for a humanitarian mission. Bassan’s special connection to ancient technology is the key to saving Zendar’s people. One problem though—it’s a prisoner planet.
On Ugar, he discovers things aren’t so straightforward. As each truth reveals itself, the situation grows more desperate. If he can’t find the right answers, he might die along with Zendar’s people. Can Bassan summon the courage to be a hero again?
iTunes – https://books.apple.com/us/book/x/id1574189874
Amazon – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0982FL3SH
Barnes & Noble – https://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/2940164947033
Kobo – https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/cassadark
Scribed – https://www.scribd.com/search?query=9781939844859&language=0
Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/58461762-cassadark
The first Wednesday of every month is the Insecure Writer's Support Group. Posts go up the 1st Wednesday of every month. Check it out here and join if you need support with your writing. Don't forget to stop by and say hi to the co-hosts: Janet Alcorn, Pat Garcia, Natalie Aguirre, and Shannon Lawrence!
March 2 question - Have you ever been conflicted about writing a story or adding a scene to a story? How did you decide to write it or not?
Once again, I'm skipping this month's question. I really don't have an answer outside of no, anyways.
Instead, I want to say a big thank you to the Insecure Writer's Support Group community and the support and personal stories you shared about your own journeys with chronic illness, surgeries, and various other things that have caused strife and pain in your lives.
It was especially heartening from those who, years after being pain free, told me that, yeah, they still fear it coming back. I had a sneaking suspicion that it was very normal to be afraid and the confirmation made me feel better. I can kick any fear down when it rises because you all have my back.
This group really rocks, and I'm glad it's still going strong. I hope IWSG keeps going because we need it. Even if we talk about things that aren't quite related to writing, the support given is overwhelming.
Thanks a bunch, Alex, for creating it. Thanks to everyone who helps keep it going. Thanks to everyone who posts on the first Wednesday of the month.
* Marie Landry
* A to Z Challenge
* Alex J. Cavanaugh
* Larry Kollar
* C. Lee McKenzie
* M. Pax
* MJ FiField
* Melissa Barker-Simpson
* Christine Rains
* Heather M. Gardner
* L.G Keltner
* Sarah Foster
* Chrys Fey
* Kate Larkindale
* Warrior Muse
* Lee Lowery
* Elizabeth Seckman
* Heather M. Gardner
* Jemima Pett
* My Random Musings
* C.D. Gallant-King
* J.H. Moncrieff
* Nick Wilford
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