Wednesday, 8 January 2020

How's it going so far?

Has 2020 got off to a good start for your writing? Personally I'm quite pleased – I've had a couple of articles and a short story published, I've written and submitted a few pieces of fiction and entered one of the free competitions I blogged about recently. (And I learned that someone who entered another competition after seeing it here was highly commended.)

I've not entered this short story competition yet, but I plan to. It's free to enter, any theme and genre will be considered and there's a $1,000 prize.

I hope the year is going equally well for you, but don't feel insecure if you're yet to get many words down or receive that first piece of good news – there's plenty of time for that. Please don't get demoralised if at any time throughout the year you find yourself struggling to write as much as you'd hoped, or if
you're not getting the results you want. But if you do have any worries, remember the Insecure Writer's Support Group is there to help.

If you'd find it useful to have daily prompts and exercises to get you started, then A Year Of Ideas might be just the thing to kick start your writing. I've already heard from several people who've used it to create new pieces of writing.

15 comments:

Sarah Foster said...

Congrats on getting so much done already! I'm hoping 2020 is a productive year for me.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Patsy - well great to see you're off to a good start and continuing on where 2019 left off. Good luck as you go forward ... Happy New Year and cheers Hilary

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That's great you've kicked off the year with some publications - congratulations.

Natalie Aguirre said...

Congrats on such a great start to your year!

Jemi Fraser said...

You're off to a great start - hope it continues! :)

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

You ARE off to a great start. Excellent. I'm feeling good about 2020. I think it's going to be a great year for a lot of people.

Ellen Jacobson said...

Nice words of encouragement for all of us writers :) All the best for 2020!

J.H. Moncrieff said...

Happy New Year, Patsy!

Congrats on all you've achieved already. Let's hope 2020 is the best year yet.

I'm hoping to write more this year than I did in 2019, which means saying "no" to more of the side gigs. Fingers crossed.

emaginette said...

I hope your momentum continues to the end of 2020.

Anna from elements of emaginette

Sonia Dogra said...

Thank you Patsy for the link to so many writing prompts and the book. I wish you a great writing year!

Damyanti said...

Congratulations for an awesome start to the year! Hope it continues through the year and beyond.

Juneta key said...

Wow, awesome start. I am late making the rounds. Happy IWSG!

Anne Higa said...

Wow congrats on an awesome year so far. Hope for a great rest of the year for you as well! Thanks for all of the tips. Now if I could just get some stories ready to hit submit.... You are an inspiration!

Shannon Lawrence said...

Awesome start to the new year! I've received two acceptances and two short listings, so far, so I'm hoping for the best.

Lidy said...

Congrats on what you've accomplished so far. 2020 is starting slow for me but had a poem I submitted last year published today. Good luck with the competition! :-D