Wednesday, June 06, 2012

The Insecure Writer's Support Group

It’s time for another edition of The Insecure Writer’s Support Group, hosted by Ninja Captain, Alex J. Cavanaugh.


A few more rounds of edits on my next book and I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. I still need to do just a little more research to be sure I have all of the latest information. (So if the publishing industry would just stop changing for a couple weeks? Thanks!)


I’m excited because of the possibilities of this book. Not just in terms of sales or being able to offer it at my seminars, either. I’m excited that it will help a lot of writers get a handle on the industry and allow them to chose the best path to follow.


I have a wonderful editor I use, but I think once I have this book complete, I’d like a test reader, too. So if any of you have been through the process of a published book and promotions and would like read my book, please let me know. It’s not long - 35,000 words or so. I just want to be sure I don’t have any glaring omissions or sections that don’t make sense. Some of the information I’ve known for so long, I tend to forget not everyone knows it!


Thanks again Alex for this wonderful group.

28 comments:

J.L. Campbell said...

It must be a wonderful feeling to be so close to the end, especially knowing that what you're doing will help other writers.

Trisha said...

Well done on getting so close to the end!!! It's a great feeling to be on the brink of achieving something great!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

"So if the publishing industry would just stop changing for a couple weeks? Thanks!"

LOL No kidding. The industry is making me dizzy. :P

Good luck with the book!!!

Jess * Jessie * Jessy said...

If you don't want a quick turnaround--like a day or two or three, I'll be happy to take a look at your book. I've become a slow reader in my old age so honestly, it might take me at least a week with all I have going.

Check out my blog to see if you think I'd be a good fit for you and get in touch. I love how to write & publish books. My email is jessy31writer at aol dot com.

Clarissa Draper said...

Congrats on having your book done! I'd be happy to give you a beta read if you like.

Heather Murphy said...

It must be a great feeling to be coming up on the end. Congrats! What genre is your book? If it is something I normally read, I'd be happy to read for you

Karen Walker said...

Diane, it sounds like a wonderful and much-needed book for writers. And something you can take into your seminars as well. How awesome. I'd be happy to read your manuscript as well if you like.

LD Masterson said...

I don't think I'm qualified as offer myself as a reader but I'm rooting for you to get everything finished and out the door because the industry makes another sharp left turn.

Michelle Gregory said...

i've enjoyed being part of IWSG. best wishes on your edits.

Tasha Seegmiller said...

Congrats on being so close! I'm super happy for you.

Johanna Garth said...

Congrats Diane! I'm so excited for you.

~Sia McKye~ said...

Good idea Diane. There is a lot of info that many writers out there can use. Things change so much and having a resources to provide shortcuts is a help. :-)

Sia McKye OVER COFFEE

KarenG said...

very cool, Diane! I look forward to your book.

Jan Arzooman said...

Best of luck as you finalize your book, Diane. I found you through Alex's group.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Thank you all! Sorry, I've been out all morning and just got back online. Thank you for the offers of assistance - I will be getting with you soon.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I know a lot of people who could use that book!

Gossip_Grl said...

Congrats on the new book coming soon!

Tracy Jo said...

Seeing the light feels so good! Congrats and looking forward to reading your book. :-)

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Good luck with your new book when it's published. You have helped so many Thank you.

Yvonne.

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

Sounds like this is going to be a very useful book! Congrats on all your progress with it. :)

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

It must be so difficult to write a book you might have to constantly update to keep it current.

DeniseCovey _L_Aussie said...

All the best as you approach your goal for this one, L Diane. Hope you get your test readers too.

Denise

Nancy Thompson said...

Here's to being anything BUT insecure!!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Thank you, everyone.

Ciara said...

I think it is great that you are offering a book to help authors in the industry. It is such a crazy business. Good luck with the publishing industry stop changing. LOL I'm thinking you'll have plenty of new additions to print. :)

Beverly Stowe McClure said...

I'll add my congratulations to all the others. Sounds like a book that will help writers, and we can always use help, at least I can.

Best of luck.

randi lee said...

Love that your desire is to encourage and help other writers. Good on you!

DL Hammons said...

Sounds like this is going to be another book to add to my writers toolkit! :)