Wednesday 4 December 2019

IWSG (December 2019)

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Thanks as ever to Alex and this month's co-hosts

It's that time of year again when we all get reflective about the things we have achieved and the things that really didn't work out as we hoped. The people we have meet on the way and those we have sadly said goodbye to.

Life seldom goes exactly to plan and is forever evolving and sending us in different directions. There have been good times and bad and I guess that is probably true for most of us.

Writing wise I seem to have been treading water. Writing, editing, submitting but I don't feel I have really moved forward. Although, of course, we are always learning and improving our craft so I guess that is progress!

My writing has garnered interest from a handful of agents/small publishers but it looks like I will be closing the year without any concrete news. Although, as I write this, there are still a couple of weeks left so never say never! We never know what might be around the corner.

Looking ahead, I plan to keep on writing and trying. I am working on a first draft of another story so hopefully I will complete that over the coming months. I will also keep submitting my completed works as opportunities appear.

I would like to take the opportunity to thank you all for your visits and comments to this little blog over the last year. I haven't always been actively blogging but I enjoy the monthly round up of IWSG.

If you celebrate, I wish you all good wishes for the coming holiday season.


  1. Hi Suzanne, writing and trying are what we writers can do, the rest isn't in our hands. Good luck with the first draft you are working on. You never know good news may be around the corner for you. Fingers crossed that you get the good news soon.

  2. We still have a whole month - who knows what will happen?

  3. " Writing, editing, submitting but I don't feel I have really moved forward." But actually you have, more than you know. It's just a long, lengthy, frustrating process in today's writing world. What's important is not quitting. Persevering. Keep going.

    1. Thank you, Elizabeth. Wise words, perseverance is the key.

  4. Right, who knows what can still happen in December? Congrats on your submissions - I hope you get good news soon.
    I hope you have a wonderful holiday season too! :)

  5. I think you're accomplishing a lot. You're finishing projects and submitting. I hope I get there some day.

  6. Just one more try. That's all any of us have to do. :-)

    Anna from elements of emaginette

  7. There's still time left! All you can do is to keep writing and keep trying.

  8. Sometimes, treading water is a wonderful place to be because who knows when that tide will sweep you on a quick ride! Have a happy holiday season :)

  9. A lot can sure happen in a month. Never know.

  10. Wishing the best. Keeping on treading until the boat arrives. Happy Belated IWSG! And Happy Holidays.

  11. Know what you mean about feeling like you're not moving forward; that's a constant insecurity for me. I think it's amazing how you're already garnering interest from agents and small publishers, though--fingers crossed you receive some good news sometime soon! And best of luck with the first draft of your new story--how exciting!


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