IWSG posting day. Thanks to the creative mind of our founder, Alex J. Cavanaugh, this group gets together in a hop the first Wednesday of every month so we can share our woes and disappointments and support each other on this journey. You can sign up and join this incredible group here.
So what is bugging me this month? I'm a rather organized person despite how messy my desk sometimes appear. I'm very patient with most things but there are a few things that bother me. A big one is inefficiency. It was one of the things in teaching that could really piss me off. When you're working in a group, someone not doing their job leads to failure of the group's projects and more work for others. One of the writing groups I'm part of have had some failure in communications due to people not reading their emails or losing track of discussions. Then questions are asked that have already been addressed. It is an ongoing problem. Someone suggested that one person organize all the things discussed during the week and send everyone an overview to keep everyone up to speed. That offends me in so many ways. It would be rewarding inefficiency or laziness on the part of some by asking someone else to do more work. Just unacceptable to me. I've felt more than a bit of frustration during the past two weeks.
"They called me mad, and I called them mad, and damn them, they outvoted me." Nathaniel Lee
Enough negativity for the day. I want to ask everyone to submit IWSG to Writer's Digest as one of the top websites for writers out there. Here is the address.
Use 101 websites it the subject line and in the body suggest http://www.insecurewriterssupportgroup.com/
A question I'm posing today is about Pinterest? Do you use it as part of your social media promotion for your writing or is it only a really fun time sink? How do you use it?
I haven't been on Twitter as much lately. There's so much meanness on there. All social media have nasty members. It just seems more difficult to avoid them on Twitter.
Anything bugging you this month? Do group projects cause you frustration? Do you use Pinterest? Did you email Writer's Digest?