Wednesday, March 2, 2016

IWSG & The Galactic Empires Boxed Set

Today's the day for the March meeting of The Insecure Writer's Support Group, which means it's time for us to share our insecurities, fears, or anxieties with supportive and understanding friends. The IWSG is hosted by founder Alex J. Cavanaugh, and Alex's co-hosts for this month are Lauren Hennessy, Lisa Buie-Collard, Lidy, Christine Rains, and Mary Aalgard. If you'd like to join the group, visit the list of members here and add your name!

I had trouble coming up with a topic for today's post, which I realized is a very good thing! For most of my life I would have been able to fill book after book after book with my various insecurities. One blog post would hardly be sufficient. But I've noticed that as each month passes and the first Wednesday rolls around again, I don't really feel that way anymore. That's an amazing feeling and something I never would have expected to be able to say with any degree of honesty. I credit this encouraging group with helping me to grow in that regard!

So instead of sharing insecurities today, I am helping to spread the word about a new boxed set featuring my friend M. Pax and her terrific book The Backworlds.

Galactic Empires
Eight Novels of Deep Space Adventure


Eight full-length novels of adventure, war, intrigue and survival in the far reaches of space.

The Backworlds by M. Pax
A man struggles to survive in the harsh world of humanity's outer settlements and prove his father wrong.
Ambassador 1: Seeing Red by Patty Jansen
To look an alien superior in the eye is a deadly offense. To accuse him of a political murder…
Alien Hunters by Daniel Arenson
A scruffy alien pest controller faces an alien threat the likes of which the universe has never seen.
Hard Duty by Mark E. Cooper
Hostile aliens nearly eradicated humanity. Will the next encounter finish the job?
Bypass Gemini by Joseph Lallo
A disgraced racer pilot gets mixed up with a mega-corporation. Now he has to stop them.
Sky Hunter by Chris Reher
Sent to a human outpost to investigate sabotage, a pilot finds more trouble than she bargained for.
The Galapagos Incident by Felix Savage
A genocidal AI attacks the solar system, and a Space Corps agent has one chance of saving a bunch of asteroid squatters she was sent to evict.
First Conquest by David VanDyke
To find a home and keep humanity safe from hostile aliens, Task Force Conquest must fight to seize a new star system.

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  1. Congratulations, Mary! Great collection of stories and authors.
    That you aren't insecure is awesome. It worked!

  2. Congrats to Mary. The box set sounds amazing.

  3. Hmm, what if the IWSG ends up making us all feel so secure we stop posting?! :o

    Nah, insecurity runs through our veins like ink. Unless that's just me....

  4. Congrats on besting those insecurities!

    Very cool boxed set.

  5. Love that you're not insecure anymore, Julie, I'm not either. Yeah for us!!

  6. The boxed set sounds intriguing. Great you've overcome your insecurities. I'm still in training.

  7. That is a great accomplishment- shucking off the insecurity.

    I'll have to get that set. My husband will love it.

  8. @Alex, fingers crossed I can hang onto my new found security LOL.

    @TB, agreed.

    @Madeline, LOL, I can't see that happening. Next month I will probably have another book to fill. ;)

    @Nicki, thanks!

    @Karen, yay! :D

    @Em, I bet your training will be finished soon. :)

    @Elizabeth, I just hope I can stick with it, so far, so good.

  9. What a wonderful place to be in! Go, Julie!

  10. The IWSG is awesome! :) They've helped me a lot too.

  11. Not feeling as insecure as you used to be is wonderful. Way to go!

  12. That's wonderful that you've beaten down those insecurities! What a great feeling, indeed. Long live IWSG!
    Congrats to Mary on her boxed set! Sounds like a fantastic group of stories.

  13. That's so good that you don't feel insecure when IWSG rolls around. And I picked up Galactic Empires. Woot!

  14. Glad the insecurities are going away. Bet they'll never go away completely, though. Thanks for the heads up about the boxed set. They look interesting.

  15. That's a super boxed set of stories! Major congrats.

  16. Yay, for M.Pax, that boxed set looks beautiful! Wonderful that you're insecurities are vanishing!

  17. Glad to hear that as you grow as a writer, your insecurities are dwindling.

    Congrats to Mary!!!!

  18. Congrats on the lack of insecurities today! That's awesome! :D (Wish I could say the same for myself, but...mine are at an all-time high lately. LOL.)

  19. You are awesome for no longer feeling as insecure as you used to. That is amazing. This group is definitely fantastic. Keep it up, Julie. Great boxed set.

  20. Love this post, Julie!
    Happy March, Happy Writing, and Happy Life!

  21. Oh, and it's just me . . . I keep forgetting to switch accounts when I've just e-mailed someone from my family account and then come back to blogging. Sorry.

  22. Awesome! Nothing wrong with an insecurity-free zone. In fact, I encourage it. :)

  23. Major cool points for promoting a sister author, Julie! You're the second stop I've made where the blogger was not talking about insecurities. Must be something in the air. ;)

  24. Lovely collection. Of course having no insecurities to share is great news.

  25. It's wonderful that you're feeling more secure about your writing! Yay for Mary and all the authors in the SF box set. Thanks for featuring them, and have a good week, Julie! :)

  26. How wonderful you're feeling more confident as a writer, Julie!

    Are you attending any author signings in Cincinnati this year? I plan to attend one on July 30 and October 25-ish (can't remember the names). Would be great to meet!

  27. Glad to hear you're having a good month. Love the boxed set, very tasty. :-)

    Anna from elements of emaginette

  28. Congrats on the box set and being recognized here. Congrats, Julie, to not feeling so insecure. It must feel great to have this feeling

  29. Hi Julie - that's great that the insecurities are becoming the norm and you can get on with things and not be hung up by them little pesky insies!

    Thanks for putting up Mary's box set - I went to the UK site .. and it's now on my Kindle ..

    Cheers Hilary

  30. Congratulations that your overcoming your insecurities. Thanks for the rec on M Pax's series.

  31. It's always good to report no pressing insecurities. Congrats to Mary and the other authors of the boxed set!

  32. Thanks all for your comments! It's been nice to not feel insecure for a little while at least. And thanks for supporting Mary's box set!

  33. Good for you, Julie. I'm not stressing the insecurities much these days either. I don't have all the answers, but I know I'll figure it out.

    Congrats to M. Pax!

  34. Congratulations to Mary! Look at all those books.

  35. Congratulations! Wow, love the book!

    Thanks, Julie, for the well wishes.

    I am thrilled to see spring arriving soon, it's been a long, long winter!

  36. Hi Julie,

    What a kind gesture by you to share awareness of Mary's box set. I shall share your post.

    Delighted you drew a blank in regards to writing insecurities. A celebration is in order!

    Gary :)

  37. Fantastic idea.. love it. Am sharing the news on the box set:)

  38. So glad you are not fighting any insecurities at the moment. This is a great group that helps keep us going.

    Congrats to Mary on her new box set.

  39. When we read others' insecurities, it makes our own seem minimal. Or "I've been there, done that" and can offer a tip or two to help out. This group is amazing.

    Thanks for sharing the s/f collection. I'm looking forward to reading some new (to me) authors.

  40. Yay on banishing insecurities. Thank you so much for posting about GE! Sorry I'm getting around late. This week kicked my butt at work. Been to incoherent to post until today.

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