Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Insecure Writers Support Group



Funny how in a month where you're constantly matching progress against the date, one can forget when it's IWSG day.

Luckily for me, I have google + and saw someone else's IWSG post.

For those of you who don't know, the IWSG members use the first Wednesday of every month to share insecurities or encouragements. You can sign up here.

My big insecurity for November is... well... November. I don't know why, but everything seems to be conspiring to keep me super busy this month.

For one thing, I need to pack for my move to a new home. Then there's NaNo, marketing The Vanished Knight and revising its sequel. On top of that, I might have to fly to Europe again for business.

Talk about a schedule from hell. I can only knuckle down and keep going, hoping that I can get everything done. *gulp*

In the interest of that, I'll stop now. I need to finish a few more sections of revisions before I can visit other people's blogs.

What's your November schedule looking like?

36 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That's quite a list! Wouldn't mind the flight to Europe though.

Catherine Stine said...

I'm doing Nano so, yes, I'm a bit freaked out from the pressure. Hey at least if you're going on a long flight you can get writing done.

Rachna Chhabria said...

That's quite a lot of work. But Europe visit sounds exciting.

sydneyaaliyah.com said...

I'll take your trip to Europe off your hands if you like. Even for work, I could use a trip. I have NaNo, searching for new job, new apartment, implementing beta suggestions to Another New Life. Easy month.
Good luck, Misha. BTW, you still need stops on your blogtour, I am available on any Friday.

Arlee Bird said...

My November is not planned out so it sounds as busy as yours. Right now a lot of my plans are kind of non-existent. I have a dentist appointment next week. A breakfast that I'm supposed to attend on the 21st. So far that's all I got.

Good luck with all of your busy schedule.

Lee
Tossing It Out


M.J. Fifield said...

Well, between NaNo and the day job, I'm pretty well booked, but what else do I expect from November?

I'm sure you're going to do just great with everything this month.

Laura said...

Good luck getting through November! I know how you feel.

Shah Wharton said...

If anyoe can, you can Misha. If anything has to slip let it be NaNo… We'll forgive you :)

shahwharton.com

Connie Keller said...

Maybe you can get some writing done on the plane trip. (I love writing on the plane--plus, then I don't have to talk to strangers--I'm a died-in-the-wool introvert.) Good luck with NaNo, the move, and everything else!

Quanie Miller said...

My November is not planned at all. I'm sort of doing NaNo (that is, writing as much as I can and not fretting about getting to 50k). Do things in order or highest priority and what you can't do this month worry about next month. Or in January...

Suzanne Furness said...

A busy month ahead hope it all goes well.

Ashley Nixon said...

Moving is always hard! I hope everything settles down for you, and maybe everything that's coming up will go so smoothly, it really won't be so bad!

Laura Marcella said...

November looks about the same as all my months. Work, writing, some other obligations here and there. Once Thanksgiving comes, it gets a little more busy with the holidays. But I find that kind of busyness fun because I get excited for Christmas!

Good luck with everything you've got going on!

Happy reading and writing! from Laura Marcella @ Wavy Lines

Robin said...

What is it about November? It is that it heralds in winter and thus makes us turn our lives upside down? I just don't know, but this month has already been INSANE and we are only six days in.

Karen Walker said...

Wow, I think if I were you I'd let go of NaNo with that kind of schedule. But that's just me...Good luck, Misha

Brandon Ax said...

I'm just glad to be back and blogging. All these people doing NaNo make me feel like I'm missing out on something. Good luck with the schedule.

Annalisa Crawford said...

I was surprised by November's IWSG too. I can't believe you're doing NaNo on top of marketing your book! Good luck :-)

S.K. Anthony said...

What a busy month! My hats are off to you for doing NaNo along with everything else. Yikes lol. But you can do it, good luck :)

SA Larsenッ said...

So busy. And I know what you mean about November. It's like the prequel to the major holiday seasons. It totally stresses me out, too. I constantly find myself going over my mental list for the remainder of the year. Drives me crazy.

Andrew Leon said...

At least you should have some writing time on the plane, right?

Julie Luek said...

Wow lots going on. And I like Andrew's idea for writing on the plane. Genius!

Melissa said...

Your November sounds like my September.
Hang in there. It gets better. :)

shelly said...

Sir Poops and Hair Ball would be glad to help market.

Neurotic Workaholic said...

Hopefully you'll have time to have some fun while you're in Europe! This November I'll be working on my dissertation, as usual. My life basically revolves around this scholarly "book" that 99.9% of the population will never read, sighhhh....

P V Ariel said...

OMG!!
Great List
Move carefully LOL
Thanks for sharing
PHil

klahanie said...

Hey Misha,

I never forget IWSG. After all, it's "I Was Seeking Gary." A day that flatters me beyond any suitable adjectives. Yes, I jest. Delusion is over.

You are having a busy November. I hope if you make it to Europe, you do fly on the blogger's favourite airline, "Blog Air."

My November schedule is still discreetly promoting others with little fanfare. It makes me feel good.

Gary :)

Donna Hole said...

LOL, I've decided to take a blog break for Nov and Dec and try to get some half finished projects completed. perhaps I'll have one or two short stories to submit by the end of the year.

Good luck keeping up with your schedule Misha. Happy holidays.

........dhole

Gina Gao said...

Europe sounds so cool! I'm really busy with college, haha.

www.modernworld4.blogspot.com

Sheena-kay Graham said...

Wish you all the best. At least you published your first book. So that's done.

Murees Dupé said...

Wow, you are going to be very busy. Good-luck with the packing and moving. That is never easy. My schedule is looking really light. All I have to do is find a job.

Deborah Osborne said...

That's alot to do. Best of luck.

Veronica Lee said...

Wishing you the best of luck!

Hi! Stopping by from Mom Bloggers Club. Great blog!
Have a nice day!

sjp said...

Yeah I totally forgot IWSG on the actual day... but by Wednesday you're already too busy thinking about Friday ;) I don't envy your November, good luck with revisions.

M.L. Swift said...

Good luck on your move, Misha! And yes, my November is just as scary...it's like the whole month is an extension of Halloween.

M.L. Swift, Writer

Candilynn Fite said...

Wow, you do have a busy schedule! Hope it all goes according to plan. Best of luck to you on your move, NaNo and have a blast in Europe. :)

RS McCoy said...

Wow you're busy! I am working to edit the last three chapters of my paranormal fantasy novel. Then I can work on incorporating feedback from beta readers. Doesn't seem too bad until I think about the fact that the release date is December 16!! I hope I can get it all done!