Happy New Year! Welcome to the first IWSG post of the year. The question is, appropriately, "What word sums up what you need to work on or change this year?" Easy peasy. SUBMIT! I have finally finished writing the rest of the Bubba and Squirt manuscripts and am just about ready to submit the next one of the series. I even wrote a blurb for it on New Year's Day! Good start, right? Of course, I thought of something else I could do to make it better, so I'm not quite ready. Ugh! I should just follow the Nike slogan and Just Do It!
That's my word. What's yours?
I'll leave you with a picture from my recent trip to New Orleans. Sitting in the seance room at Muriel's restaurant. Supposedly it's haunted, but I didn't see any ghosts. Has anybody ever been there or seen a ghost?
You look a little spooky there. Maybe it's the light. I'm glad that you've continued the series. They are such lovely books.ReplyDelete
Haha! I sure do look spooky in the haunted room. Maybe I'm the ghost. I'm going to be contacting you soon regarding an edit for the fourth book. :)Delete
A good word. And no, I haven't seen any ghost even though I have lived in two of what's considered by someone as part of the top five haunted places in the US (Virginia City, NV and Savannah, GA)ReplyDelete
Submit is a great word of the year for any writer. Good luck submitting your next manuscript. And sorry you didn't see a ghost.ReplyDelete
Manuscript has been submitted and accepted! :)Delete
Do it! Three more adventures for those two.ReplyDelete
Does not look like you are in New Orleans...
Three more adventures coming up! That's in the upper room at Muriel's. Not many people get to see that.Delete
Congratulations on finishing the Bubba and Squirt series! You create such fun adventures.ReplyDelete
Thank you! I've been going through your self-editing guide. Very helpful!Delete
My word for the year is "focus." I have had difficulty in the past with my mind wandering as I am trying to complete a task, thereby making it drag out and running the risk that I'll get bored and quit.
That's a wonderful picture of you. You could pass for the "Witch Queen of New Orleans," a reference to the 1971 hit swamp rock single by the group Redbone, a song about a 19th-century practitioner of voodoo from New Orleans named Marie Laveau. Anyway, you were brave for posing in that spooky setting, but your courage yielded a unique photo that will be a conversation starter for decades to come.
Happy 2023 to you, dear friend Sherry!
Thanks, Tom! Good luck on the focus thing. I hear you. Sometimes it's easy to get distracted with other things that come up.Delete
Short. Succinct. Perfect. Hope whatever you submit is published and successful! I have no doubt that you'll succeed. Happy 2023!ReplyDelete
Thank you! It was accepted and will be published!Delete
What a lovely picture! And who knows, maybe the ghost is very introverted...I would be. All the best for the new year!ReplyDelete
If I was a ghost, I'd probably just watch what was going on and not bother anybody.Delete
That looks like a fun sitting room. And woot on getting the blurb worked out, or at least started! Those suckers are tough!ReplyDelete
It was a cool room! Just the place a spirit would like to hang out.Delete
Sherry, congratulations on completing the Bubba and Squirt manuscripts! Woohoo!ReplyDelete
All the best for 2023!
Happy New Year! Looks like New Orleans was fun, it's a pretty neat town:)ReplyDelete
That was my second time there. Definitely a memorable place!Delete
A late Happy New Year, Sherry, thanks for you visit to my blog. Loved your photograph, how great to be able to go places, unable to do this myself, due to being full time carer for my disabled husband, but I am still able to write and live through them. Keep writing, do well! Kind regards, Carole.ReplyDelete
It isn't easy having to care for a loved one. Wishing you all the best this year!Delete
I have submitted! And it's been accepted. :)ReplyDelete