It can't be time for IWSG already, but here we are on the first Wednesday of the month to share our woes, victories, and knowledge. As always, a special thanks to our founder. Alex J. Cavanaugh, and all the other admins for keeping the group amazing. Find all the participants on this list.
A special shout out to this week's co-hosts:
J Lenni Dorner https://jlennidorner.blogspot.
Sonia Dogra https://soniadogra.com/
Sarah - The Faux Fountain Pen http://thefauxfountainpen.
Meka James https://authormekajames.
And thanks to all the IWSG members who have cohosted in the past. You help it happen.
And have a cupcake today to celebrate the 12th anniversary to IWSG! The time went so fast and it gets better with age, like all of us.
"You are never too old to set another goal or dream a new dream." C.S. Lewis
I was one of the early admins for the IWSG blog hop and have been here since Alex started the group. More people were blogging 12 years ago and I met so many wonderful people. Many were writers but some were not. The the time, I was blogging a lot, usually at least 3 times per week. I don't know how I found the time, but it was fun.
During those early years, I hosted many of my fellow bloggers when they had new releases and they reciprocated. Still doing that for any of my fellow authors who'd like to guest post. I learned about things like Twitter pitches and saw the beginnings of those great anthologies IWSG has created to showcase some of the awesome writers in this group. I own all those anthologies in print and they grace my keeper shelf.
I think it is so important for a writer to find their tribe, a group who understands what it is like to work, struggle, and grow in this difficult business. I love in-person writing groups, but they're difficult to find. And during the Covid shutdowns, they were nonexistent. But IWSG kept going strong and helped me stay at my writing. I hope they've helped you in some way.
"The best is yet to be." Robert Browning
How has IWSG helped you? Do you belong to other groups? How long have you been part of IWSG?