Wednesday, December 4, 2019

IWSG and Saying Goodbye to 2019


Hello, friends! Today is the December meeting of The Insecure Writer's Support Group. The group was founded by our Ninja Captain Alex J. Cavanaugh. To view list members and this month's co-hosts, or to sign up and join the group, visit the IWSG page here.

I haven't done much writing this year but I'm slowly getting back into the groove again and plan to make 2020 a much more productive one for me. I'm working on a story as well as thinking about some new ideas, while trying to focus on the simple enjoyment of writing. I expect to have some good publishing news to share soon and I am also kicking around some ideas to try to be more engaged with the writing and reading world in the year to come.

I really couldn't think of much to write about this month so I will make this short and simply say I continue to be so grateful for all of the amazing people I have met through this blog. I hope everyone has a great December, and I wish you a wonderful holiday season.

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and Happy New Year!


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  1. Get your groove on next year.
    Yes, I've met some amazing people through my blog over the years.
    Merry Christmas!

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  2. Focusing on the simple enjoyment of writing is wise. I have a similar goal for the new year as well as returning to blogging more frequently. I miss the inspiration shared by my fellow writers/bloggers. Merry Christmas!

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  3. I'm looking forward to a more productive 2020, too. And yes on meeting people through blogging! :)

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  4. I think getting back to the enjoyment of writing was my sanity saver. I was becoming too absorbed in the sales side and it was killing the joy of writing. I'll be eagerly awaiting youur news! Happy December to you!

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  5. Blogging has been such a wonderful way to "meet" some amazing people! I'm thankful for that as well.

    Happy December and Happy Holidays to you!

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  6. Happy December to you too! Here's to a fantastic 2020 for us all. :)

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  7. I like that you have a plan to help you get back in the groove/be more productive next year. I've only gotten as far as saying, "I'd like to do better next year."

    Happy December!

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  8. I'm thankful to have met you and so many others through the blogging world, too. Hope you have a wonderful December and a great start to 2020!

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  9. Best of the season to you too! I hope 2020 is better for me. New year; new beginnings. :-)

    Anna from elements of emaginette

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  10. Hi,
    I like the fact that you are grateful. An attitude of gratefulness changes our view of things. Wishing you all the best for your writing in 2020 and have a great Christmas and New Year.
    Shalom aleichem,
    Pat G @ EverythingMustChange

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  11. Hi, Julie! We all go through these less productive periods. It's good to hear that you are getting back into writing again, and I wish you the best with your writing in 2020. I love the IWSG, and it's all about the wonderful, encouraging members, friends, I have met!

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  12. Happy December, Julie! Here's to getting back into the groove. *cheers*

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  13. I hope 2020 is more productive for both of us! Happy holidays. Cheers to the new year!

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  14. Glad to hear you are getting back in the groove of writing. I hope we both have a productive 2020. Best wishes, Julie.

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  15. So glad you're finding your groove! Productive and happy in writing. That is the writer's dream in a nutshell.

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  16. Merry Christmas, Julie!! Season's Greeting!!! :)

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  17. I'm looking forward to being more productive in 2020 too. Can't wait to hear your good news and hope you'll share how you plan to connect more connected in the writing and reading world.

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  18. I know you will do more writing and glad to hear the ideas are coming in. Have a very Merry Christmas and one filled with peace and joy

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  19. Merry Christmas to you too, Julie. Have a wonderful new year!

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  20. "Focus on the simple enjoyment of writing." I love that. I'm with you on this. I'm going to take the stress off and just enjoy life...and writing.

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  21. It sounds like a lot of us are hoping to get our grooves on... next year. :) (This year just went by too darned fast!)

    Happy December to you, too, and a very Merry Christmas to you and your family. (the 4-legged ones, too!)

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  22. Good luck with being more productive next year! I'm hoping for that as well.

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  23. Can’t wait to hear your publishing news! I hope to get it together on writing next year too. Fingers crossed!

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  24. I'm glad to hear you're getting back into writing Julie and I look forward to hearing what the new year has to offer you. Here's to a productive 2020! Best wishes for Christmas and the new year!

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  25. It's great to take a break from writing. I feel the creaitvity flows better. Hope you get back into the grove!

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  26. As I read on another blog today, "Happy Everything!"

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  27. I love that place called "the simple enjoyment of writing." I'm so glad you're there. Have a wonderful Christmas and see you in 2020.

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  28. Happy Holidays and Joyful New Years!

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  29. Happy Holidays! I'm looking to groove next year too. :)

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  30. Happy holidays and wishing you every success in the new decade 🤗

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  31. Hope you have a wonderful holiday, too :)

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  32. Focusing on the simple enjoyment of writing is my mantra.
    It has to be fun, even when it's challenging, or else something is "off".
    Have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year!
    See you in 2020 (hopefully we'll get to hear more about progress on the Paris story...)

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  33. Looking forward to hearing your good publishing news. Merry Christmas!

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  34. Glad to hear you're getting back into the groove of writing! Hope 2020 is full of creativity and accomplishments for you. Very much looking forward to your publishing news!

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  35. Wishing you a very productive 2020. Hope you get that good publishing news soon. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays in advance, Julie.

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  36. Good luck getting back into the writing groove. I'm with you!

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  37. Good luck with your goals in the upcoming year. So glad you're returning to writing!

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