Wednesday, December 6, 2017

IWSG Wednesday


The first Wednesday of every month is officially Insecure Writer’s Support Group day. Members post about their doubts and fears, discuss struggles and triumphs, and offer words of encouragement to others who are struggling.

 December 6 question - As you look back on 2017, with all its successes/failures, if you could backtrack, what would you do differently? 
Overall, I'm good with 2017.  Some of my advertising worked, some didn't.  Now 2018....hmmm.

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47 comments:

  1. I am really glad that you are good with this year and hope that next year and all the ones to come are even better.

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  2. It's always good when we can be contented with the passing year and look forward with confidence to the coming one. Hugs, Valerie

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    1. Agreed, Val. Though the confidence piece may be a little shaky:)
      Hugs back,

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  3. Always good when the year went fine indeed. Not sure I ever use looks/seems like. Cut seems out of my vocabulary for the most part.

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    1. Good for you, Pat. Clean, crisp writing.

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  4. Glad that 2017 was such a cool year Super Sandra - you deserve it! Wow, who would have thought there are 50 ways to say one thing. That's actually pretty cool and a great way to expand a vocabulary. Thanks a bunch! Hugs..RO

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    1. It's amazing isn't it, Rockin Ro? And it's so easy to get stuck on one word.

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  5. Glad it was great year for you, Sandra. And I love that list. In my memoir writing class last summer, the subject of the word "said" came up, advising to avoid using any words other than "said" when attributing dialog.

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    1. Thank you, Jamie. Though my personal best can very well be someone else's personal worst:)
      I've read that about said too. Interesting.

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  6. Always great to read that someone has had a good year. Here's to another one in 2018!
    So glad to meet you thanks to being an IWSG co-host this month!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and for co-hosting. We appreciate you.

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  7. I do have to watch the same word used too many times

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  8. That's an impressive list of alternatives.

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    1. Someone did some serious work on that list didn't he/she, Di?

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  9. Love all these options for "looks like". Best of luck in 2018!

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    1. Somebody came up with some good ones that's for sure.
      Thanks, Tamara. I'll take all the luck I can get:) And right back at ya.

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  10. Congrats on having a great 2017, and here's to another one!

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    1. Here's hoping 2018 is kind to us all.

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  11. Glad you feel satisfied with 2017! And wow, a free book for the holidays? Awesome! ^_^

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  12. It's times like these I wish I owned a Kindle. I read the first three chapters and am hooked. It reads like a mystery that would have me guessing till the very end.

    Glad your 2017 went well and hope 2018 is even better. Loved the alternative words you found.

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    1. Thank you, Elizabeth, for those kind words. Much appreciated.

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  13. I'm happy that your advertising worked and it is so good to hear that you're happy with 2017.
    Wishing you a successful crossover into 2018.
    Shalom aleichem,
    Pat G @ EverythingMustChange

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    1. Thank you, Pat. Toes crossed for all of us in 2018.

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  14. What a great list of synonyms. Glad you had a successful year!

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    1. It's an amazing list, isn't it, Nick. I like reflects and touts:)
      Thanks:)

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  15. What a thorough list of synonyms for looks/seems like! Here's to an even better 2018!

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    1. It is certainly comprehensive isn't it.
      Hear. Hear.

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  16. It's interesting to see what works and what doesn't. We have to try to figure it out.

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  17. It's definitely more interesting when it does work though. Heh heh.

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  18. Glad to hear 2017 was good for you. I guess it was fine for me too.

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  19. It sounds like you did quite well for 2017 and that is, as Tony the Tiger would say, GreAT! I will have to look at the 50 different words as I am guilty about saying or writing the same ones over and over

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    1. Thanks, Birgit. Quite well's vary from author to author. I hit a personal best so for me it was a quite well, for another author, it might be a splat on the sidewalk:)
      Varying words is always a challenge, isn't it.

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  20. Hi! I'm new to IWSG. Holy moly, but you have published a lot of books. Congratulations! Happy holidays and best wishes for 2018. I also write romance.

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    1. Hi, Cathy! Great to meet. I'm so glad you stopped by.

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  21. I love your list of words. I wish you could come up with one for "amazing," which I think has become the most overworked word in the English language!

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  22. I'll keep that in mind:) There's several good synonyms if you right click on amazing.

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  23. I think I've had a good year too! It went by really fast!!! I feel even though I did the bags and journals, I lost some of my art and that's what I want to get back into. Just to do things a little different. It's all learning, right? Big Hugs!

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  24. I just wanted to say, I think 2018 is going to be fantastic!!

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  25. Hi Sandra - that's great 2017 was good and now 2018 will improve on that ... sure hope so - take care - cheers Hilary

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