Hello and welcome to the IWSG blog hop.
What is IWSG? Founder of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group and author Alex J Cavanaugh explains the group's purpose is "to share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!" You're invited to become a member of this supportive group.
The group blogs the first Wednesday of every month. The list of bloggers is always available so you can hop around to the author blogs filled with humor, advice, and thought-provoking topics on writing and publishing. You can find the list of participants at Alex's IWSG page.
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I'm insecure, really insecure this month. My romantic suspense novel, Deadly Undertaking, will be released by Books We Love this fall. I'm making the final edits on it at this moment. But is Final ever FINAL? Can I tweak it just a bit more to make it better?
This situation reminds me of new floral designers. (Yes, I was in the floral business awhile ago.) They have to develop an "eye" for the design and decide when there are enough daisies, alstromeria, tulips, greens and babies breath to make a pleasing arrangement. Sometimes they cram too many flowers in and cover up the beauty of the individual bloom. They need to discover if adding a spark with purple statice will may make the whole piece pop. But it takes a lot of experience to know when the arrangement is done. No more playing with it. Go ahead and set it on the delivery table. It's ready to go to the consumer. Time to move on to the next order.
It's time to move on to the next writing project for me. I need to let the manuscript be delivered to the reader. (Now that brings up another whole set of insecurities. Will she like it? Hate it? Want to read more of my work?)
Each manuscript adds to my writing experience, but I wonder if any author knows when the writing is Final!
Please leave a comment to let me know when you can say your ms is the final one. Thanks for stopping in today!
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|Deadly Undertaking |
Mystery, romance, paranormal coming this fall.
Back of the Book: Deadly Undertaking
by J.Q. Rose
Lauren Staab knew there would be dead bodies around when she returned home. After all, her family is in the funeral business, Staab and Blood Funeral Home. Still, finding an extra body on the floor of the garage between the hearse and the flower car shocked her. Lauren’s plan to return to her hometown to help care for her mother and keep the books for the funeral home suddenly turns upside down in a struggle to prove she and her family are not guilty of murdering the man. But will the real killer return for her, her dad, her brother? Her mother’s secrets, a killer, a handsome policeman, and a shadow man muddle up her intention to have a simple life. Welcome home, Lauren!