Wednesday, March 6, 2024

Things are looking up

What goes down must come up, right? 
In January I was down, but in February, I bounced back! Here we are in March for the Insecure Writers Support Group--we'll see how it goes, but I'll keep looking on the bright side. And I really enjoyed getting around last month to see what you all recommended people post on their websites--great advice, thanks!

Though I haven't been writing, I was able to publish CONDUCTION into e-book format. CHECK!

And we started our Writers' Chat back up. CHECK! 
It's so great to talk to other writers from all over and relate with and get advice from each other. If you're interested in getting a reminder email for the next chat (Tue 2/19), drop me a note in the comments. All are welcome!

I also put out a Newsletter - better late than never. CHECK!
Sign up in the side-bar for my writing & puppy updates. I obviously don't bug people that often, but it helps me keep going so I have news to write about.

Back to my writing? Well, I'm in a little slump. I have my old stand-bys ready to go (Pop Travel #5 MAGNETRON and a Space Princess novella) But these are not going to get me a publisher, which I feel I should try to do. I need something new and shiny. I want to try a true mystery thriller, but I can't force it. I considered a romantic thriller, but again, nothing is sparking for me. My comfortable and familiar characters are calling to me and their stories are beckoning... I will give the new stuff a little more time, but then I'll get back to my regulars--they're so easy and so much fun!

And what can I do for you? I'm looking to help my writer friends with promotion or shout outs. Let me know if you have something coming up for this blog or the IWSG Anthologies. Guest posts about writing also welcome.

Hope March sparks for you!



Kristina Kelly said...

Congratulations on checking off so many things! Sometimes writing looks like newsletters and formatting. I hope you can get to write a new shiny project soon!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I hope a shiny new idea sticks but there's nothing wrong with sticking with what you are already writing and feel comfortable with.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Good stuff on checking off so much.
I definitely stick with the comfortable when it comes to writing.

M.J. Fifield said...

I always love checking things off a list. So happy you were able to accomplish so much.

It's great having the writers chat back. I love getting to chat with everyone.

Sherry Ellis said...

I love your pop travel books! I'm glad you're keeping them going.

My next Bubba and Squirt book comes out on May 7. If you'd like me to write a blog post for any of your blogs/ IWSG Anthology blog, let me know.

Patricia JL said...

Congrats on the book. I'm happy the chat is back on. I've missing talking with everyone. Also, I have a book coming out in April if you'd be so inclined to help out. I'll drop you an email later.

Karen Jones Gowen said...

I think I need to find out about this chat. I've been away from blogging for awhile and have really missed connecting with other writers. Which was in fact the subject of my most recent post. Good for you for doing a Newsletter! I've heard this is one of the best marketing tools, a simple newsletter to email out to your followers.

Fundy Blue said...

I'm happy to hear things are looking up for you, Tara! Wishing you all the bet in your creative endeavors.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Tara - looks like you're progressing ... and you've much to offer - so pleased March and onwards look to be more sparkling - here's to more ticks against projects and progressions - cheers Hilary

cleemckenzie said...

You've checked off a big item, so congratulate yourself.

Elizabeth Seckman said...

I'm glad to hear that you're feeling a spark. I'm going to try to come to the book chats.

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