#IWSG September: Upping my game?

It’s the first Wednesday of the month, which means it’s time to share our hopes, dreams and fears with the Insecure Writers Support Group, the brainchild of Ninja Captain Alex J. Cavanaugh, and this month’s hosts are; Gwen Gardner, Doreen McGettigan, Tyrean Martinson, Chemist Ken, and Cathrina Constantiner!

Do stop by and say hello to them!

Today feels like a bit of a crazy day. And where I should be doing something sensible, instead I’m grabbing five minutes to tell you about it.

This morning started with the kid’s first day back to school after the summer holidays. I have the 2 extremes. My daughter was up dressed and ready to go by 7am (2 hours early). My son had to be woken, carried downstairs (to be fully woken by the dog licking his face) and coaxed through the whole routine, including walking him his new classroom.

The rest of the day is about me. In half an hour I’m off to catch the train to London (I’m in Devon, so it’s about a 3 hour journey), for a 2 hour workshop, after which I get the train back. I should be home about 2am tomorrow morning. (If your maths for hours in the day doesn’t add up, that’s because I’ve saved you from hearing about my morning faffing around doing ‘stuff’).

The workshop is on pitching your novel. Why am I so keen? because later this month I’ll be returning to London to attend an ‘Agents Party’ where I (and god knows how many other writers) get to meet and pitch to agents. So I’m taking all the help I can get!

I’d tell you more but I need to go and faff a bit more before I leave!

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10 Responses to #IWSG September: Upping my game?

  1. How funny that your kids are so different. Love that the dog assists in the waking up process ๐Ÿ™‚ Enjoy your workshop.

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  2. Tonja Drecker says:

    I’m not telling my kids when yours go to school. They’d be SO jealous! (They’re up at 5:30 am)
    Enjoy those workshops and good luck!

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  3. That’s cool you’ll be pitching your manuscript. Good luck next month!

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  4. Always good to continue your education about the industry. I’m looking forward to a writers’ conference in Seattle next month. Best of luck with your agent pitching session!

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  5. emaginette says:

    How exciting. Suck up all that knowledge and make it your own. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Anna from elements of emaginette

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  6. patgarcia says:

    I wish you the very best in getting your plan together to pitch your novel and I hope you are successful.

    All the best.

    Shalom aleichem,
    Pat G @ EverythingMustChange

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  7. Juneta says:

    Congrats and Good Luck. Does a happy dance for all your plans. You Go!

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  8. Lidy says:

    My kids back to school started a week earlier. And my kids were at two extremes too. My oldest woke up, went to take a shower and got himself dressed to school. But my youngest…oh, oh.
    Didn’t get up. Had to drag him out of bed. When I got him into the bathroom and turned on the shower (made the amateur mistake of letting his hand go), he’d crawled back into bed. When he was finally awake and dressed for school, he was a surly an elderly man with a bad hip. All I can say now is thank god I took the day off from work. Needed to recharge and relax after a morning like that.


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