IWSG Twitter Pitch & Anthology Contest

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Hey IWSGers! There is so much going on in our world right now. Can you believe it's a new month? Another opportunity to share what's going on in our world and to offer encouragement to those writers whose spirit may be flagging. This month's co-hosts are Nicki ElsonJuneta KeyTamara Narayan, and Patricia Lynne.

On July 19, we have the Twitter Pitch Party and you can find the details here. Be sure to hone those pitches for the many agents and publishers who will be watching. You never know if this will be your lucky break.

In a few months, the IWSG Anthology Contest will be open. This time, the genre is young adult romance. Watch out for September 5, which is when the theme will be announced.

Today's optional question is: What are your ultimate writing goals, and how have they changed over time (if at all)?

I find that the more books I've published, the less time I have to write. One of the things I believe in is setting aside time to write. It may not be every day, but it is a fixed part of my schedule. I have to admit, I've been slacking off, but ultimately, I want to become disciplined about writing at least 1,000 words each day.

If I sprint for a half hour or just over that, I'll reach that goal. My long-term aim is to finish all the stories I've started writing, plus completing the series I've started. If I keep my discipline and focus, and set-time lines, I'll achieve a major chunk of my goals. They haven't changed much over time, but I do need to stay on course.

What are your goals? How are they different now, than say five years ago?


  1. You've certainly written a lot! Much faster writer than me.

  2. A thousand words a day is a worthy goal.

  3. Joy, you write very fast. I suppose that comes with the loads of experience you have of writing on a regular basis.
    You can do 1000 words a day.

  4. I'd be happy with 100 words a day.

  5. 1000 words a day is a great goal!!

  6. I like your word count goal. I'm like Diane though and would be happy with 100 words a day. Maybe I should try that.

  7. Those pesky published books do have a way of taking time away from the ones waiting to be written. But you've proven your discipline and will reach your 1000 word-a-day goal.

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Don't be shy. I'd love to hear what you think.