If God is with me, this confounded memoir will be published and successful. To that end, I must trudge on with a redraft of my adventures in college showing why it matters to both me and the reader. I’m signed up for the Extension Course of the Story Genius method of writing and creating story with Lisa Cron and Jennie Nash, the two key editors and writers in the course.
Like with any other profession, writers need to keep current in their careers. We need to keep publishing and keep ourselves abreast of publishing trends and active on social media. We need to demonstrate our knowledge base and share it with the public both online and in person. I’ve just started giving writing presentations and workshops locally for teens and adults. If I’m lucky, in five years I will have increased my writing workshop reach.
Writers also need to build their online platforms. This is what I am attempting to achieve through my connections with fellow writers at Insecure Writer’s Support Group. I try to help my friends in the blogosphere by joining or following their blogs and connecting with them on facebook and Goodreads.
May I please request that if you have not “followed” my blog, please do so now. And if you could, please connect with me on my facebook author page and Goodreads page. Thank you so much. If I haven’t connected with you on social media, please feel free to give me the links in the comments section of my Adventures in Writing blog.
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Have a wonderful holiday season!
18 thoughts on “Insecure Writer’s Support Group asks: In terms of your writing career, where do you see yourself five years from now, and what’s your plan to get there?”
Great goals and methods of achieving them. Staying abreast of the industry is important. So is being flexible. I don't mean jumping at every trend. More like not being too rigid. Best wishes.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you and your family.
Hello and welcome to Adventures in Writing! Excellent points you make, Diane. It's not possible for writers to attach themselves to every trend. We'd never find time to write. Thank you so much for connecting with me online. It’s greatly appreciated. Merry Christmas, my dear!
I've done publishing and promoting seminars for years and love it. I bet you have a lot of fun with your workshops, too.
Nice to "meet" you this month, Victoria! Sounds like you have a clear path ahead–good luck with your goals.
Happy holidays, and all the best in 2017!
Hi Victoria … I'm a follower … so now good luck for those future novels .. and have fun with those workshops … have a lovely festive season … cheers Hilary
You are the best, Hilary! Thanks so much for visiting my Adventures in Writing blog and leaving your good wishes. They are greatly appreciated. Always. You have a wonderful holiday season, too. All the best in 2017.
Hello and welcome to Adventures in Writing! Thank you so much for your good wishes. It's a pleasure to "meet" you, too. I'm not sure how "clear" my path is exactly, but I'm trying. All the best to you and your family this holiday season and in the New Year.
Hello and welcome to Adventures in Writing! Thank you so much for your comment. Yes, I do have a lot of fun with my workshops. I hope the participants do as well. All the best to you and your family this holiday season and in the New Year.
Connecting with other writers through the IWSG is a good place to start!
I'm having issues with GFC. It won't let me follow. I keep getting an error message. I've posted about the issue in Google's forums and still awaiting an answer. In the meantime, I'll add your blog feed directly to my Feedly reader.
Great post and goals. Wishing you much success
Juneta @ Writer's Gambit
Thank you so much for trying, Alex. And thank you for adding me to your Feedly reader. I'll see what I can do on this end. PLEASE, let me know what you learn in the forum. I'm also always learning. IWSG is the best! Thanks so much for allowing me to be a part of it. All the best to you and your family this holiday season.
Thank you so much, Juneta. I always appreciate your insight and good wishes here at Adventures in Writing. All the best to you and your family this holiday season.
It sounds like you're very conscious of staying on top of trends – definitely important in such a packed market. Thanks for visiting my blog and good luck with the next five years!
Hello and welcome to Adventures in Writing, Nick. Thank you so much for following my blog. It's tough to stay completely on top of trends in the writing field, but I try. All the best in 2017 and have a wonderful holiday season!
I just followed you, but I don't see my photo up there which could be a good thing. Sounds like you're doing all the right things to connect with other writers. Wishing you all the best! Happy Holidays!
Hello and welcome to Adventures in Writing, Julie. Thank you so much for following my blog. Sorry! I don't know why your lovely pic didn't show up on my blog. Tech problems seem to be the story of my life any more. Thanks for your vote of confidence. It is greatly appreciated. Have a wonderful holiday!
What a great post! I couldn't find you on Goodreads- but I did look for you. I follow you here. 🙂
Wishing you the best of luck in 2017 and hope the year is a happy and healthy one for you and your family.
Thank you so much, Jess! I am on Goodreads as Victoria Marie Lees. Try this link: https://www.goodreads.com/ to see if it will bring you to my page. Thank you so much for following my Adventures in Writing blog, Jess. It's greatly appreciated. All the best to you in 2017, too!