IWSG & Dissolution

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Another month has zoomed by and it's time again to share our insecurities and encourage each other on this writing journey. Captain Alex's co-hosts this month are
http://charitywrites.blogspot.com/ Charity Bradford, http://salarsenbooks.com/ S.A. Larsen, http://www.ajlauer.net/ AJ Lauer, http://tamaranarayan.com/ Tamara Narayan,
http://eclecticali.wordpress.com/ Allison Gammons and http://tanyamiranda.com/ Tanya Miranda

I've done one post between early and late June and this is probably the first time I've gone so long between one post and the next. I'm not feeling too insecure this month, but I've been thinking about wisdom.

There are so many things I've tried in terms of marketing my books. Some have worked some haven't. The discouraging thing is that there are more mistakes to be made and I believe I've made one recently. Of course there's always balance, so the encouraging part of the equation is that having made this new mistake, I'm not likely to suffer through it again.

You win some, you lose some but the important thing is not to get bogged down and to continue focusing on moving forward. That's my plan and I'm sticking to it.

And now for some good news. I've gotten the rights back on my Women's Fiction novel, Dissolution, and it's been updated and is back on the market. I daresay that when it comes to tugging at heartstrings, this is my best novel and the early reviews support my belief. I haven't included a synopsis here, but what I've added to the cover speaks to the storyline.

To wrap things up, the ISWG now has a t-shirt! Please check out this link to purchase yours - http://www.neatoshop.com/product/IWSG and be sure to visit all the other participants, through the IWSG link list at http://www.insecurewriterssupportgroup.com/p/iwsg-sign-up.html
If you're seeking critique partners, do visit the Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/IWSG13/

Have a wonderfully productive month!


  1. Glad you got your rights back!
    There are a lot of wrong ways to market and we don't know what those are until we do them. Bummer.

  2. It's so important to remember that, when something doesn't work out, it's not a mistake, it's a lesson. We're all just fumbling our way through marketing, and there'll always be something new to learn. Best of luck!

  3. I can't even imagine the victory it is to have your rights back. Happy day! I'm super stoked for you.

  4. Congrats, JL, for getting your rights back and doing something positive with your book. I learn more from my mistakes than I do when things go well.

  5. Glad you got the rights back!
    I dread the marketing end of things... it seems like there are SO many mistakes to be made. I think that's part of why, even though I'm still so far from that stage, I've been paying attention to what others are saying... learn as much as I can from other people's mistakes and successes.

     -Allison of eclecticali.wordpress.com.
    IWSG co-host this month!

  6. Congrats on getting your rights back. Good luck with the re-issue.
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  7. Marketing is really a game of learning, taking chances, and hoping for good luck.

    I'm glad you got your rights back!

  8. Glad you got your rights back. Good luck with the book.
    Marketing is tough and there's so many mistakes, but if you don't try, then you don't find the successes hidden there.

  9. Congrats on getting your rights back. Keep trying, mistakes are made, but we learn from them.
    Play off the Page

  10. Congrats on getting your rights back! I've made so many mistakes along the way, even though I research and try not to...just part of the process, I guess. I hope all goes well with the book from here on out!

  11. Congrats Joy!
    I'm sure your marketing mistakes will never outweigh your marketing success stories.
    When it comes to marketing, you have tons of experience and are quite savvy!

  12. I know you are excited and happy to have the rights back on your book. Congratulations! As for making mistakes, for good or bad, it's how we learn. Hopefully the learning makes us better people, better human beings.

  13. If you need a list of other marketing ideas that don't work, I can help you there.

    That's wonderful you got your rights back.

  14. Learning from mistakes and teaching others is what we writers always expect of our characters. It's basically how a plot is born. So just think of it as a chance to make your own, real story a bit more epic.
    I'm glad you got your rights back. Kick some selling butt out there. :)

  15. Every mistake is an opportunity to learn something.

  16. That's the best way to look at it. Congrats on getting the rights back and getting the book out again. - People loves the heart tugging in the summer (ok anything), but a warm summer evening is pretty good for that!

  17. Congrats on getting your writes back. How exciting.

    Oh, I've made so many mistakes. I hope I learn from them.


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