Wednesday, 6 January 2016

First IWSG of 2016

Happy New Year to you all


I hope you all enjoyed the holidays and are feeling ready to embrace the year ahead. I haven't been around much online for a couple of weeks and am only now dipping my toe back into the water! I am sad that I haven't had time for writing since before Christmas but I am planning to get back into that over the next few days. In some ways I think it is a good thing as it will have given me some distance in which to re-approach  my editing and revisions with fresh eyes.

I haven't made any particular resolutions for the new year, nor set myself any deadlines yet, however, I am looking to have a submission ready manuscript in the next few months. I am trying not to let any niggling insecurities push their way in and spoil my new year positivity. Here's hoping that 2016 will be a great writing year!

Thanks to Alex J. Cavanugh for hosting and to this month's co-hosts; 

27 comments:

  1. Hopefully the manuscript comes due in the next few months at your zoo!

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  2. Keep your head on straight and blinders over the eyes when doubt shows up at your door. :)

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  3. Make it so! And a little down time over the holidays helps sometimes.

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  4. Pat - I hope so!

    T. Powell Coltrin - Mustn't let the self doubt sneak in!

    Alex - We all need to step back sometimes.

    Julie - Thank you and the same to you :)

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  5. Yay for new year positivity! I'm relieved I'm not the only one who's gotten behind in writing over the holidays. I love your idea of the break giving you "fresh eyes" to edit. I hope that works for me too!

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  6. Good luck with your manuscript! Happy 2016!!!

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  7. Yes to making this year a writing one!

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  8. Yay! Have you read Shannon Lawrence's post today? If not, you should. You're going to rock it on submissions!

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    1. Thanks, Crystal. I haven't seen the post, I'll check it out.

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  9. Lovely to see you back Suzanne, you were missed.
    Yvonne.

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  10. Put those insecurities on hold for a while and finish that manuscript. I know you can do it.

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    1. I'm certainly going to give it my best shot!

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  11. Submission ready manuscripts can be nerve wracking, but I'm sure you can do it! Tell the insecurities to take a hike!

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  12. I hope you have a great 2016! Best of luck with getting a manuscript submission-ready!

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  13. Hi Suzanne - good to see you in 2016 - have a wonderful year ahead .. I'm still trying to settle in to 2016! You'll be fine ... and enjoy your creative spirit - cheers Hilary

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  14. Distance can be a really good thing when you're editing. Good luck getting your submission ready.

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  15. Good job for giving yourself a break from your work. It does give perspective. Best wishes for a great 2016.

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  16. Hi Suzanne,

    Here's to the finalising of your manuscript ready for submission. Indeed, Suzanne, a focus on a year ahead of positivity can bring amazing outcomes.

    A peaceful, hopeful 2016 to you and your loved ones.

    Gary

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  17. Happy New Year! Getting your manuscript nice and shiny for submissions sounds like a great goal for 2016. Best of luck!

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  18. Happy New Year!!! Wishing you much success with your submission process!!!

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  19. Happy New Year, Suzanne. Sorry I'm late. I made a pledge to visit 50 IWSG this month, and I did it! But I'm tardy. Glad you're back. Hope 2016 is good to you.

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  20. Let's hope there will be lots of writing done this year.

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