Another first Wednesday of the month, another Insecure Writers Support Group post.

I don’t really have much to feel insecure about this month. Last month I took a very much
needed break from the MS I’ve been beating myself over the head with for the past 10 months.
I got some valuable feedback from my CPs and I’m feeling more confident than ever that I can
do this.

I made a goal last month of 11,000 words for the month of February. I ended up somewhere
around 10,500. Close, but now cigar. However most of those words were part of a new story
that I was really excited about, so I feel they were put to really good use.

This month the only goal I’m setting is to prepare for the A to Z Challenge. I still have no theme.
There probably won’t be a theme, just 26 posts loosely related to the alphabet. It’s better this
way for everyone involved.

Actually, there is one other goal. I need to read Weaver from page 1 to page whatever. I have
yet to read this thing from cover to cover, and I’m sure the next round of edits will benefit from
seeing the big picture.

So, are you guys doing A to Z? Do you have a theme set up?


  1. Congrats on hitting your February goal! I'm going to leave A-Z pretty themeless too. I have a general direction I'm thinking of heading, but it will be pretty loose. :)

  2. Sounds like you had a very productive month! 10,500 words is close enough, in my book (I like rounding). Reading back through the MS, even before it's been polished up, is a great way to get the 'big picture'. I re-read mine a couple times, and it really helped me see where I could foreshadow some of the later events, and where I could tie up a few plot points.

    I need to work on the A - Z thing, too! I have ideas for the first couple of posts, but I have NEVER tried posting every day on my blog. That in and of itself is going to be a challenge.

    1. As the name implies it's certainly a challenge, but it's fun and you get a chance to meet a lot of new people.

  3. That's an awesome word count, even if you didn't hit your goal...very well done! I do have a theme...obscure comic book heroes. These are ones that, if you don't read comics, you might not be familiar with such as, Quasar, Razorback, Union Jack, etc.

    1. That sounds interesting. I barely know anything about mainstream comic book heroes.

  4. Impressive word count. I'm sure you'll get to fulfill your goals.

  5. Yay, good for you and your monthly goal last month! Loads more than I got written! I have to say, I really do love the look and feel of the blog. Warm, inviting colors are cozy and they say, "Come in, sit for awhile. Let's chat." ;)

    Sigh, I'm not doing A to Z. I'll watch from the sidelines. Have fun & best of luck to you!!

  6. Yep I have themes for both my blogs, but I haven't assigned topics yet. Thinking I'll start doing it this weekend.

    As for reading your WiP from cover to cover, it's a great idea. Fast edits really do help you pick up bigger picture problems you tend to miss when you're going slow.

  7. My theme's greek mythology, as I'm researching it for an assignment at the minute anyway. I'm going to schedule all of my posts, to make it a bit easier than it was last year!

  8. Hello from "Blogging from A to Z April Challenge!" Following all fellow writers. I believe I'd learn a lot from them. Have a great day!

    Sonnia J. Kemmer

  9. Hi, Jennifer,

    EEEK... another A-Z ... this will be my third. The first two years I did flash fiction with a riddle. They were mostly fantasy based. SUCH FUN, but SO MUCH WORK. This year I have a few thoughts, but haven't narrowed it down it. I hope to soon because I'd like to have have of them written before April starts.

    Good luck with the challenge. I will look forward to your posts.

  10. Yeah, I'm signed up for A-Z...scared but excited! No theme, just general writing stuff as usual.

    Sarah Allen
    (From Sarah, With Joy)


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