Tuesday, December 06, 2016

The Insecure Writer's Support Group - Double Release Day

One day early, but it’s time for another edition of The Insecure Writer’s Support Group, founded by Ninja Captain, Alex J. Cavanaugh.

In terms of your writing career, where do you see yourself five years from now, and what’s your plan to get there?

Five years from now, I intend to be 100% free from my other commitments so I can focus again on my own writing. I have a lot more I juggle outside of Dancing Lemur Press and I intend to eliminate all of it so I can just publish and write. Speaking, formatting, etc., it’s all fun, but I’m aiming for a time when I can focus on my two greatest passions - writing and publishing.

Because, I want more days like today - double release day!

The George Washington Chronicles
Edited by Jen Clymer
$7.95 USA, 6x9 Trade paperback, 110 pages, Middle Grade
Print ISBN 9781939844316
EBook ISBN 9781939844323
$2.99 EBook available in all formats

Come on a timeless adventure!
Captured within these pages are superheroes, animals, and the triumph over evil. From the fantasy realm to the baseball field, these stories unleash the creativity of youth for all to enjoy.
Don your journey hat and march right in!

Purchase Links:
EBooks - Amazon / B&N /iTunes / Kobo
Print - Amazon / B&N /Dancing Lemur Press


CassaDawn
By Alex J. Cavanaugh
eBook ISBN 9781939844354 $0.99
Science Fiction-Space Opera/Adventure/Military

The prequel to the best-selling Cassa series!
A pilot in training...
Fighting the odds, Byron is determined to complete Cosbolt training. Poised at the top of his class, only one situation holds him back–his inability to work with anyone in the cockpit. Byron’s excellent piloting skills won’t be enough without a good navigator…

Purchase links: Amazon / B&N /iTunes / Kobo / Amazon UK



What are your five year plans?


On Wednesday, visit the The Insecure Writer’s Support Group site for your chance to win a copy of The Independent Author's Guide to Audiobook Production by Michael Burnette, narrator for all of Alex J. Cavanaugh’s books.

63 comments:

Natalie Aguirre said...

That's an awesome goal, Diane. So hope you make it.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thanks for believing in CassaDawn and congratulations to Jen! Hope you hit your goal.

Karen Walker said...

I know you will hit your goal. You're such a dynamo. Congrats to Jen and Alex and you, Diane, for such great work.

Nick Wilford said...

Congrats to Jen and Alex! I'm sure you'll have treble release days and more in five years. You're so dedicated, I know you'll get there.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Diane ... sounds a great goal and I'm sure you'll accomplish it ... and we'll get some more books of advice from you, as well as story telling. Congratulations to Jen and Alex on their new releases ... and to all your budding authors ... cheers Hilary

Mason Canyon said...

Congrats to Jen and Alex on their release day. I have a feeling you'll reach your goal if not before the five-year mark. You're great at what you do Diane, keep it up!

Chrys Fey said...

You'll get to that place, Diane. I know it. You can start by eliminating one thing right now.

Congrats to Jen, Alex, and you. A double release day is awesome!

shelly said...

Life is so crazy for me that I'm just going to go with the flow.

J E Oneil said...

That sounds like a great place to be in five years. It would be my ideal, too :). I hope you get there!

Sandra Cox said...

Woo Hoo, Book Birthdays! This is so exciting!
Wishing many sales for both wonderful releases!

Juneta Key said...

I have every confidence that you can do it. Congrats on the releases and to the authors.

Juneta @ Writer's Gambit

J.H. Moncrieff said...

The same as you! I've already taken the leap--now I just need to make sure it's successful.

I didn't realize you were Alex's publisher as well! Congratulations on your double-launch day! :)

DMS said...

Wishing you the best of luck with your goals! Awesome to see Alex here today. Jen's book also looks interesting. Thanks for sharing. :)
~Jess

Lynda R Young said...

I hope you get your dream for focus!
Congrats to Alex and to Jen!

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

A partnership with Alex is always a very good thing.

George Washington Chronicles looks fun and timely.

I don't want to make plans for five years from now. Maybe five days from now, though I'd need to leave room for flexibility. I'm too hyper-distracted by where-ever my brain cells lead me.

Thanks, Diane. Stay well and warm.

Misha Gericke said...

Your and my goals are pretty much in line except I don't have a publishing house. ;-)

Best of luck with your goals!

Nicola said...

I am in awe of your accomplishments and success so far this year, Diane. Have a lovely December and thanks for being an inspiration.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Alex, you're welcome.

Nick, not sure I could handle 3 in one day.

Chrys, I already know what I want that one thing to be.

JH, I am. We now have about 30 titles.

Robyn, I'm hyper too, which makes it hard to focus some days.

Dean K Miller said...

I have no doubt you'll make it five years (or less!) Congrats on the new releases. It's exciting and inspiring to watch you move forward with success.

Elsie Amata said...

I'm hopeful you'll make your goals...in fact, I think you will. You're focused and determined. Look how much you've already achieved. Congrats to Alex and Jen!

Cathrina Constantine said...

Wishing you success in all your endeavors!!!!

Congrats to Alex and Jen!!!!

Michelle Wallace said...

Double release day? Congrats Diane!
You're rocking the publishing world!

Stephen Tremp said...

Amen to to 100% freedom from commitments. May you get there even faster.

Christine Rains said...

Awesome goal! :) And congratulations on the double release day!

Tamara Narayan said...

Yay for double release day! My goal is to write on a strict schedule and find more readers.

Patricia Stoltey said...

Focusing on publishing and writing sounds like a busy-enough life without the other stuff. Public speaking and appearances just don't seem as important as they used to be before social media, podcasts, videos, etc. You can do so much more from your home office now.

emaginette said...

Just in time for Christmas. How wonderful. :-)

Anna from elements of emaginette

Jennifer Hawes said...

Sounds like two fantastic books! Congrats to you and Alex!

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Good answer. I didn't put it in my answer but I also plan to cut myself loose from some of the officer positions I hold in writing groups. They don't take a lot of time, but they take up enough that I'll be better off for getting free of it.

Nasreen said...

I hope you get your dream for focus and your awesome goals!
Congrats to Alex and to Jen!

Karen Lange said...

Congrats to Jen and Alex! Both books sound great. Thanks for sharing the info, Diane.

Cherie Reich said...

Yay for double release day!

And I wish you the best on your five-year plan! That's why I eventually gave up being a freelance editor and formatter. It took up so much time I wanted to devote to writing.

Tyrean Martinson said...

Woohoo!!! Congratulations, writers and publisher!

Victoria Marie Lees said...

I am so impressed with everyone's publishing history and goals. All the power to IWSG writers. Happy holidays to you all.

The Cynical Sailor said...

Being able to focus on the things you love the most without the distraction of other commitments is a great goal. Yay for Jen and Alex and their releases :-)

Sheena-kay Graham said...

You can do it Diane! Keep your eye on the prize.

cleemckenzie said...

Here's to getting back to what you love most. Good luck with that goal.

Jemi Fraser said...

Can we just somehow make more Time so we can do all the things that are fun!!! I hate dropping things but there just isn't time for everything.
I've got my CassaDawn copy and the other book looks great too!

Olga Godim said...

Great goal, Diane. Go for it!

Roland D. Yeomans said...

In 5 years I see myself dating Cate Blanchett -- but her attorneys keep sending me Cease and Desist letters. I do not do goals. I focus on the next book only which will come when it will come. :-)

Beverly Stowe McClure said...

Congratulations to Jen and Alex on the new books.
Wishing you success with your goals, Diane.

Rhonda Albom said...

I hope you succeed in five years and get that total uninterrupted time you want to write.

Shannon Lawrence said...

I'm sure you can get there in the next five years. I imagine it helps to reduce everything else one at a time. Good luck!

Pat Garcia said...

Fantastic! I love the fact that you know what you want to do and you have a plan on how to get there.
I just purchased Alex's book yesterday.
All the best.
Shalom aleichem,
Pat G

Rachna Chhabria said...

Love your goal, Diane. I hope you can make it. I'm trying to achieve something similar, by focussing only on my writing, at some point in the future.

Yolanda Renée said...

You do it all so well too! But writing does require time, a precious commodity, and the key is to know what you want and how you plan to get there and you do!

Chemist Ken said...

Nothing but writing and publishing. Sounds like a dream job. Good luck with your goals.

J Q Rose said...

Congratulations to Alex and Jen on their books and to you, the publisher! What an incredible achievement! I hope you reach your goal of writing and publishing only sooner than later. Keep up the good work!

Diane Burton said...

Sounds like a great goal--doing what you love. Good luck to you.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you and your family.

Sandra Cox said...

In five years, I will be saying, 'Hey, I know her. She's a friend of mine.'
In fact, I'll say it now. 'Hey, I know her. She's a friend of mine.' :)

Jennifer Shirk said...

Wow. Sounds like a great plan!

For me? Gosh, my 5 year plan is to have more than 5 more books published. Trying to be more prolific. :-)

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

Congratulations to Jen and Alex. And thank you for all you do and will do, Diane. Happy Days.

Loni Townsend said...

I could totally see you achieving your goals! Woot and congrats on the new releases!

N. R. Williams said...

Hi Diane
Sounds like a good plan.

Nancy
PS. I think Sheena is deleting my comments. I left a new one on her rant post this morning and it's gone too. I will now ignore her.

Michael Di Gesu said...

Hi, L.Diane,

You certainly have a full, full schedule. It would be great to concentrate on the two things that you love doing the most. Where you find the time to do it all amazes me....

You are incredible. But do take time for you and go RIDE A ROLLERCOASTER!!!!

Happy holidays and all the best in the new year!

Denise Covey said...

Hi L Diane. I wish you well finding yourself concentrating on your loves...writing and publishing. Wouldn't that be nice?

Lexa Cain said...

Woohoo! Huge congrats to the authors of the anthology and Alex for the new releases! And to you too! You should be very proud of yourself for getting out so many new books this year. You're awesome! :)

Sandra Cox said...

Hope the releases are smokin'.
Have a good one.

Sherry Ellis said...

You are a busy lady! I hope you do get more time to write your own books. Congratulations on the new releases! I didn't know Dancing Lemur Press also publishes Middle Grade books. That's good to know.

J Lenni Dorner said...

Great post! I'd have to really think about where I'll be in 5 years. Two new books in the world-- awesome!

Arlee Bird said...

You've stayed busy and accomplished so much--and with success. I'm sure you'll meet your goals.

Arlee Bird
Tossing It Out

Kim Lajevardi said...

Congrats on the releases!

Spacer Guy said...

I've displayed "CassaFire" on my blog for years now - typical of bloggers to celebrate like this really. I'm always writing about movies and Star Trek but I wonder how well a bookfest would go down? Merry Christmas and the Happy New Years will bring in lots of fresh new ideas.