My awesome co-hosts today are Chemist Ken, SL Hennessy, Michelle Wallace, and Joylene Nowell Butler. Please be sure to thank them for their time and effort to make all IWSG members feel welcome.
And today is the official two year anniversary of the IWSG!
First, a big thanks to everyone involved – you guys are the reason for its success. You encourage those who need it and offer uplifting support. You are a blessing to the group and to me. I never anticipated such success. I wouldn’t trade this group for anything in the world.
And because the IWSG means so much to me, I want to secure its future as a safe place for writers. A place where writers at any stage can find hope, support, and answers.
Coming next month – the Insecure Writer’s Support Group website!
I’ve set up the blog with a domain name and secured an awesome team of admins to help run it - Joy Campbell, Michelle Wallace, Joylene Nowell Butler Susan Gourley/Kelley, L. Diane Wolfe, and Lynda Young.
The site will be a center of support for writers, with tips, encouragement, support, and links. My goal isn’t for the site to be just a database – I want it to be THE database of writing databases, with links to places like Elizabeth’s Writer’s Knowledge Database, Query Tracker, and WriteOnCon, plus tons of other links and listings of resources. It will also feature a weekly informative post or two, plus house the main list for the IWSG.
We are aiming for an October launch and the team will be working hard to put it together to benefit YOU.
And you can help us – email me any sites or resources that benefit writers so we can include them on the IWSG site.
Oh, and my insecurity this month? I’m trying to put all of this together AND my book comes out in two weeks!! Heading for Epic Ninja Meltdown…
Indiestructible Now Available!
I am excited to announce the release of Indiestructible and want to thank Jessica Bell for letting me be a part of this anthology! (And visit her site for a list of cool prizes to win.)
This is not a how-to guide. This is the best of the indie tradition of experienced authors paying forward what they’ve learned, giving you information to help you on your journey. The personal essays in this book will leave you itching to get your work into the hands of readers and experience, first-hand, all the rewards indie publishing has to offer.
Not only is this anthology packed full of interesting and unique information, 100% of proceeds will be donated to buildOn.org. a movement which breaks the cycle of poverty, illiteracy, and low expectations through service and education.
Buy it now for just 99 cents at Amazon
ISBN 13: 9780987593108, Publisher: Vine Leaves Press, Compiled and Edited: Jessica Bell
Contributing authors: Alex J. Cavanaugh, Angela Brown, Anne R. Allen, Briane Pagel, C.S. Lakin, Ciara Knight, Cindy M. Hogan, D. Robert Pease, Dawn Ius, Emily White, Greg Metcalf, Jadie Jones, Jessica Bell, Karen Bass, Karen Walker, Kristie Cook, Laura Diamond, Laura Pauling, Laurel Garver, Leigh Talbert Moore, Lori Robinson, Melissa Foster, Michael Offutt, Michelle Davidson Argyle, Rick Daley, Roz Morris, S.R. Johannes, Stephen Tremp, and Susan Kaye Quinn
Crystal Collier’s debut novel, Moonless, will be released November 13, 2013 by Raybourne Publishing. If you can help her with her cover release or blog tour, go HERE.
Cassie Mae is hosting the Nerd Blog Hop September 24-26 in celebration of her upcoming release, How to Date a Nerd. The Nerd prize pack includes nerdy t-shirts, candy, How to Date a Nerd keychains and buttons, as well as a signed copy of How to Date a Nerd. See her site for details.
Carrie Butler has opened Forward Authority | Design Services. Wish you much success, Carrie!
Hart Johnson. There will be approximately ten episodes and Good Reads has a sneak peak posted. To celebrate, she’s hosting a blogfest tomorrow – see her site for details.
Taking the World by Storm release party. (If you haven’t, there is a cool prize package involved!) The information will go out to everyone around September 12-13.
You can add it to Goodreads HERE and vote for it on Goodread’s Can’t Wait Sci Fi Fantasty of 2013 list.
Battle of the Band Results
Hosted by Farawayeyes and Stephen T. McCarthy, last week I pitted KC and the Sunshine Band against White Zombie with I’m Your Boogeyman.
It was closer than I thought it would be, but White Zombie won by one vote. You guys rock!
Norse Gods Birthday Bash
Siv Maria Ottem on her birthday and joining her in celebrating her new book, Secrets of the Ash Tree, with a blogfest – The Norse Gods Blogfest.
Post about your favorite Norse God and be creative. Siv will be giving away a signed copy of her book to whomever actively parties the most on this day. Special points if you visit her NEW WEB PAGE and like her Facebook Author page. She’s even offering an autographed print of this Freya illustration, created by her daughter.
Sign up below:
What's your insecurity today? Ready for an IWSG website, packed with information? (Send me links to cool sites!) Picking up Indiestructible? Excited about the news? Who else wants to help Siv celebrate her birthday with a Norse God? Come on ladies - your chance to blog about Thor!
And back to my regular M-W-F schedule now, so see you Friday.