Wednesday, July 4, 2018

#IWSG What Are Your Writing Goals?


It's the first Wednesday of the month. Time for Alex J. Cavanaugh's Insecure Writer's Support Group. A place where we brave through sharing what we're insecure about and support one another. JOIN HERE!


The awesome co-hosts for the July 3 posting of the IWSG are Nicki ElsonJuneta KeyTamara Narayan, and Patricia Lynne!


I wasn't aware we were posting on Tuesday this month. My bad. Happy 4th of July, everyone!


The first book of my Brittany Wolfe series released yesterday! This segues nicely into my writing goals. I've heard from multiple fabulous writers who I support, "To build an audience you need an anchor series." I tried with my Rebecca Ashley series, and I got stuck during the build. 

Now that I've jumped to another rail and begun building with my new niche of pop-culture noir mystery I've got my momentum back. In part due to the bootcamp of grad school, and partly due to my amazing publisher who clearly saw my vision, understood my voice, and pulled it from the void into reality.

Now I'm only worried of keeping up the pace through the emotional rollercoaster ride that is my writing process. 

Creating an "anchor series" is my main writing goal. What's yours? 

11 comments:

  1. Happy 4th of July! I am not sure what an anchor series is that is a new term for me. Congratulations though. Wishing you much success. Happy IWSG!

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    1. Hope you had a great 4th, Juneta! Thank you for the well wishes. And thank you for co-hosting. You rock!

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  2. Congratulations!
    An anchor series makes sense. I guess I did that by accident.

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    2. Thank you, Alex! You totally have the anchor series going on. It makes sense to maintain and build that core audience instead of pop-corning random genres in this noisy digital world. Hoping to follow in your footsteps!

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  3. I have a couple of ideas for series, but only one novel completed. So my goal for a series would be...finished, I suppose.

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    1. I'm with you, Tamara! That's the goal. To keep writing. And writing. And writing. Ha.

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  4. Congrats on the new release! I've heard the same thing about series, but often my story ideas end up being stand alone. Makes it tricky for sure.

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    1. Thank you, Patricia. I'm a believer of the anchor series from the sales statistics I've seen, but I think stand alone's in a specific genre can have the same effect when marketed in a similar way. Thanks again for co-hosting!

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  5. I never heard of the term "anchor series." I don't think the Disaster Crimes series qualifies as that as I didn't get the kind of support from my publisher I could've used to get it off the ground. I am known by it in my small group, but I believe the series I first wanted to publish and I'm currently working on again is my true anchor series.

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    1. You and me both, Chrys! It takes so much work to get off the ground. It means so much to have support from groups like, IWSG. Your blog is v. helpful. Thanks for stopping by!

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