Wednesday, August 5, 2015

#IWSG ~ Insecure Writer's Support Group

I can hardly believe it's August 5th and it's our 26th wedding anniversary! The roller-coaster of life has certainly kept things interesting all these years and I wouldn't want to be on this ride with anyone else but my hubby, Tom. Love you sweetie! 

Now onto #IWSG! 

The awesome co-hosts for the the August 5 posting of the IWSG will be Nancy Gideon, Bob R Milne, Doreen McGettigan, Chrys Fey, Bish Denham, and Pat Garcia! 

My writing has taken the backseat for quite some time now, but thankfully my fifth children's book is due to be released December 2015 and I'm working on the marketing plan as we speak. But as for writing anything new, it's been nothing, nada, zip! I'm not going to beat myself up about it, but rather take care of myself both physically and mentally to help re-spark my writing bug! 

I hope you are all doing well and inspiration continues to flourish through you! 


Best wishes,
Donna M. McDine
Multi Award-winning Children's Author

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  1. Be sure to add me to your list of blogs to visit with your new book! I'm with you on the NADA front. I wrote like a fiend for four years and now...crickets. But it'll come back. Until then, promoting 11 books keeps me busy enough. ;)

    1. Wow! I didn't realize you are up to 11 books now. You go girl! Wishing you the inspiration respark!

  2. Congratulations on the upcoming release!

  3. Happy anniversary. Also, congratulations on your forthcoming book.
    You have a lovely attitude too.

    1. Thanks for your lovely note. I hope you are well.

  4. Congrats on the upcoming book.
    You have the perfect attitude. When I don't get anything written, I have to consciously fight not to beat myself up over it.

    1. My attitude is definitely a roller coaster. Thanks for the vote of confidence!

  5. Congratulations on your upcoming release! If you would like me to interview you when the time comes let me -
    I am already stressing because I am working on the final draft of my 3rd book and I am not sure what the 4th book will be. Several possibilities are arguing with one another causing me sleepless nights. I think I might take a break.
    I am sure your ideas will come flooding back too. Happy writing...

    1. Hi Doreen, you go girl...congratulations to you too. Don't you just want to kill your characters when they start yelling at you when you are trying to sleep! Thank you for the generous offer of an interview. I will certainly be in touch. Best, Donna

  6. Good Morning Donna,
    Congratulations on your wedding anniversary. I celebrated my 28th anniversary yesterday. Four children's books published and one to be released December 2015 means you have been an active, productive writer. Great job. You deserve time to sit back and recover yourself.
    I am happy for you. All the best for your new upcoming released.
    Pat Garcia

    1. Pat, Happy 28th Anniversary. Where does the time go. Doesn't feel like that long ago when we got married. Thanks for your warm words of support, much appreciated. Best, Donna

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