Wednesday, February 4, 2015

IWSG & Polar Day Release


Hello, fellow IWSGers! It's time for another meeting of the Insecure Writer's Support Group, hosted by the wonderful Alex J. Cavanaugh. This month's co-hosts are M. Pax, Gwen Gardner, Dolorah, and Sarah Foster. If you're not already a member of the group and would like to be, just sign up here and join us.

I'm both excited and insecure today as my new novel Polar Day will officially be released tomorrow! This release is almost two years to the day since my first novel Polar Night was published. It's kind of surreal to think about all that has happened in those two years. It's been an amazing ride, to say the least.

While I have butterflies about the release it is a thrill for me to realize that I'm not anywhere near as anxious as I was two years ago. I guess that is a sign that my insecurity is not as bad as it was back then. I know this group is partially to thank for that!

I realized when I wrote this post that it is my 500th post on this blog. I don't know why but that made me happy. Back when I started this I didn't know if I'd actually write a second post. Thanks to everyone who has stopped by here and read even one of those 500 posts. :)

In other news, the muse I posted about for last month's meeting is not at all happy with me. In fact his finger is still on the trigger of the gun and he's clicked the safety off. If I don't buckle down and get some writing done this month I'm afraid to think what will happen next. I'm hoping that once I get my release out of the way I will be able to focus. Fingers crossed, anyway!

Happy IWSG day to all. :)

39 comments:

  1. Congrats on 500 posts! Good luck with your writing!

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  2. Wow, that's a lot of posts!! You have plenty to think about right now, and your muse is giving you time to think. You're writing is fantastic and I can't wait to read Polar Day!

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  3. Tomorrow is release day - get excited!
    Congratulations on five hundred posts.
    And don't let your muse shoot you.

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  4. Yeh on the book release, on feeling less anxious, and your 500th post! :)

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  5. Woo hoo on your book release and your 500th post. Both are awesome accomplishments, Julie. Celebrate!

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  6. Congrats on that, Julie and on your 500th post too. For sure, you'll be able to settle down once you're over the release.

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  7. Congrats on 500 posts, and your book release. Celebrate the successes!
    Play off the Page

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  8. Congrats on 500 posts! That's awesome. And I can't wait to read Polar Day! :)

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  9. Happy 500 posts day!

    Woot on tomorrow's release day! If you send me book info (loni at lonitownsend dot com), I'll throw a release announcement up tomorrow.

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  10. Tomorrow? It came so quickly! Congratulations!!!! And another congratulations on your 500th post! :D

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  11. LOL! Beware the gun! Tomorrow... I'm sending cheese your way.

    Congrats on 500 posts! I was just looking at my own numbers and thinking that one isn't too far away. How does it happen? Insanity.

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  12. Super big CONGRATS on your release and your 500th post! I'm glad you're less nervous this time around. If I ever publish again, I hope I'm calm about it like you. :)

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  13. Yay!!!! :D I'm so excited for you! I'm sure it will be wonderful!

    IWSG #143 until Alex culls the list again.

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  14. Hearty congrats to you for the publication of your book! I am green with envy.

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  15. Celebration time! Your muse will forgive you!

    Congratulations, all that hard work is paying off!

    You deserve the love!

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  16. I can see why releasing a book would lead to massive insecurities. Glad they're less than they were before. Congratulations!

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  17. Your success probably helped decrease the stress at this launch compared to the first. I cannot believe that was two years ago?? You've done so much. I've not been by for a while (a general lack of blogging for one reason or another) and look at it... it's all changed. Love the new look.

    http://shahwharton.com

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  18. Yay for 500 posts . . . and BIG congrats on Polar Day's release!!! How exciting :D

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  19. Release days are so exciting. I hope you enjoy every second of the big day. Also, congrats on 500 posts.

    My IWSG Post

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  20. Ooo. Insecure over a (second) release day? That sounds like a nice one to have. Good luck and congrats on keeping up with your blog.

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  21. Woo hoo! I look forward to reading it. I always enjoy your books. A lot. :D

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  22. Glad to hear you're less anxious this time around than last. Congratulations on tomorrow!

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  23. Release day AND 500 posts?? Congrats! Good luck with getting some writing done. It's important to never let your muse have a weapon...

    February IWSG Co-host

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  24. I'm SO glad you wrote that second post...and the next 498. :)

    I remember how intense your muse looked last month---you better not push 'im any further.

    Good luck w/ release tomorrow! I hope each one of these gets easeir. Methinks working on something new will be the best way to settle the nerves.

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  25. Oh you should be excited! Your book will do well and this must be so much fun and what an accomplishment. If you haven't started the next book right away, give yourself a breather-you have a new book coming out tomorrow and you have had quite the year, give yourself a pat on the back for what you have accomplished

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  26. Yay!!! Congratulations on the newest release and the 500th post. Wow. Really amazing how much you've accomplished since you started your blog. Well done. :)

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  27. So much to celebrate. Congrats on all of it. I'm sure once the dust settles you'll have more writing time. :-)

    Anna from Shout with Emaginette

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  28. Best of luck on your release tomorrow! What fun for you!! Also, 500 posts?! Go you!! I remember thinking I'd never make more than a handful. Instead, I added another blog, moved blogs, deleted two blogs…all in the sake of organization. Go figure. :P

    Elsie

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  29. Woo HOO! Congratulations. Looks like I've got another book to buy tomorrow.

    Congrats on the 500th post, too. You're knocking down mileposts all over the place!

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  30. That's a whole lot of posts...and a lot of writing that goes into them. Best of luck on release day tomorrow! You've accomplished so much over the past few years--a true inspiration!

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  31. Isn't it great to look back and see just how far you've come? Congratulations, Julie.

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  32. Woohoo! Hope the launch goes very well and you gain a ton of new readers. ^_^ Congrats on 500 posts as well, that's a ton.

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  33. Congratulations on your book release tomorrow and your 500th post! I just celebrated my 2nd blogiversary yesterday.

    I wish you the best of luck with your new book. Have a great night. Eva

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  34. Congrats on your new release. What a thrill! And 500 blog posts. Wow. Best wishes!

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  35. Release day is here! I'm very excited that Polar Day is out today! Congrats also on your 500 posts! This is going to be a great year for you, Julie!

    Julie

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  36. Congratulations on your 500th post! Your muse is being rather short tempered with you. Tell him to take a chill pill for the next few days. All the best with the new release.

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  37. Congrats on the release AND the 500 posts!! I know the nerve-raking feeling of del;easing a new book into the world. I wish you the best!!

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  38. Congrats on the book release! I actually saw this announcement on Loni Townsend's blog and *obviously* I'm late to commenting on IWSG posts. But hurray! Congrats! And tell your muse to take a chill pill. Why is he handling guns anyway? The two of you should be drinking margaritas.

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  39. Congratulations! That's fabulous news. I feel like a slacker by comparison.

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