The Insecure Writer’s Support Group ~ No#43

Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!

Posting: The first Wednesday of every month is officially Insecure Writer’s Support Group day. Post your thoughts on your own blog. Talk about your doubts and the fears you have conquered. Discuss your struggles and triumphs. Offer a word of encouragement for others who are struggling. Visit others in the group and connect with your fellow writer – aim for a dozen new people each time.

The co-hosts for this month are: Charity Bradford,S.A. Larsen,AJ,Tamara Narayan,Allison Gammons, and Tanya Miranda!Don’t forget to visit them and thank them for co-hosting!

Our Twitter hashtag is #IWSG

Two of my haikus have been accepted by Haiku Journal and appear online in the current issue, which is no. 38.

My 25-word story, also known as hint fiction, has been accepted by Nailpolish Stories, which is a tiny and colorful literary journal. It will go live on Monday 06 July.

So I’ll just get back to my writing… and submitting to various e-zines/journals as I’ve been busy doing these past few weeks. I’ve also been reading and writing reviews. What have you been up to?

I’ll be visiting blogs and catching up with everybody over the next few days.

For those of you who haven’t seen the gorgeous T-shirt yet…… feast your eyes!!

IWSG-ADHAPPY IWSG DAY!

104 Comments

  1. Alex J. Cavanaugh on July 1, 2015 at 2:03 pm

    Congratulations on the acceptances! Glad to have you back.

  2. Diane Burton on July 1, 2015 at 2:14 pm

    Wow. What a great month you’ve had!

    Congrats,
    Diane IWSG #99

    • Michelle Wallace on July 2, 2015 at 6:29 pm

      I’ve been submitting to quite a few online journals and e-zines over the past weeks.

  3. Beth on July 1, 2015 at 2:27 pm

    congrats on the haikus being accepted! that’s awesome 🙂 and I love the shirt!

  4. Carol Kilgore on July 1, 2015 at 2:44 pm

    Congrats on the haikus and the hint fiction. Well done!

  5. L. Diane Wolfe on July 1, 2015 at 3:28 pm

    Congrats, Michelle!

  6. Elizabeth Seckman on July 1, 2015 at 3:45 pm

    Congratulations on the publications. That’s pretty sweet.

    Love the shirt. Mine is ordered!

  7. Patricia Lynne on July 1, 2015 at 4:02 pm

    Congratulations on the publications.

  8. Stephanie Scott on July 1, 2015 at 4:13 pm

    Very cool on the journals! I know so little about that world. *off to check them out*

  9. Melissa Maygrove on July 1, 2015 at 4:21 pm

    I’m doing final edits on the companion novel to my debut, and trying not to have a stroke over formatting issues.

    IWSG #123 until Alex culls the list again.

    • Michelle Wallace on July 2, 2015 at 6:33 pm

      Melissa, sounds like you’re on track. Good luck with the formatting. Hope you sort it out.

  10. Crystal Collier on July 1, 2015 at 4:40 pm

    Yay for the publishing credits!

    I’ve been trying to get a handle on the kids, life, home school, the new baby, house maintenance, and getting this darn book finished! Life can get complicated SO fast, right?

    • Michelle Wallace on July 2, 2015 at 6:34 pm

      I’d choose the baby over the writing – every time! Okay, correction, MOST of the time. 😀

      • Crystal Collier on July 15, 2015 at 3:56 pm

        LOL. That’s exactly what’s happening. Good intentions trumped by baby.

  11. Krystal Jane on July 1, 2015 at 4:50 pm

    Omg, the t-shirts look great!! Congratulations on your haiku and super short! That’s so awesome. 🙂

  12. Julie Flanders on July 1, 2015 at 6:06 pm

    Congratulations on your acceptances!! That’s wonderful. Woo-hoo!

    • Michelle Wallace on July 2, 2015 at 6:35 pm

      Yep. I’m pleased. Very pleased. I put a lot of work into the haikus.

  13. Mary Aalgaard on July 1, 2015 at 6:53 pm

    Congrats on all your success! I ordered the t-shirt. It’s kind of fun to be part of a team. We even have shirts, now!

    • Michelle Wallace on July 2, 2015 at 6:37 pm

      Yes, I LOVE the idea of T-shirts. It strengthens the team.

  14. Murees on July 1, 2015 at 7:11 pm

    Congratulations on the acceptances and publications! You go girl! All the best with your writing.

  15. Shelly on July 1, 2015 at 8:50 pm

    Yay for you! I’m at

  16. Loni Townsend on July 1, 2015 at 10:21 pm

    Grats on the acceptance! That’s great!

  17. Sheila on July 1, 2015 at 11:24 pm

    That’s great that you are writing and getting accepted!

  18. Southpaw HR Sinclair on July 1, 2015 at 11:39 pm

    Congrats! Both haikus are wonderful but I absolutely love the second one (sun-kissed horizon).

    Oooo, hint fiction is a new thing to me.

  19. Southpaw HR Sinclair on July 1, 2015 at 11:43 pm

    ooo oooo what’s the title of your story? I just popped over there and read they should be names after nail polish colors – now I’m curious. 🙂

    • Michelle Wallace on July 2, 2015 at 6:43 pm

      My story will be published on Monday 06 July.
      Nailpolish Stories is a wonderful site. Check it out. You may want to submit a piece.

    • Southpaw HR Sinclair on July 2, 2015 at 8:31 pm

      I’ve been reading the stories over there. They’re fun!

  20. Michelle on July 2, 2015 at 2:38 am

    Very cool on the acceptances! Congrats!

  21. Denise Covey on July 2, 2015 at 12:49 pm

    wow, you’re on fire Michelle! Congratulations!

    • Michelle Wallace on July 2, 2015 at 6:44 pm

      Thanks Denise. 😀
      I’m trying to keep the momentum…

  22. Nadine Feldman on July 2, 2015 at 1:15 pm

    Congrats on your successes!

    I’m giving my novel one more look before sending it to the editor July 10. I’m also doing Camp NaNoWriMo in order to draft a nonfiction book I’ve wanted to do for years, and I’m researching the next novel. It’s a busy month!

  23. Tyrean on July 2, 2015 at 3:52 pm

    Congratulations on those acceptances and publications! That’s great! I’ll go check out the haiku right now.
    Way to go!

  24. Anne Doucette on July 2, 2015 at 4:11 pm

    Congrats on the publications! Sounds like you’re having a grand time. 🙂

  25. Sherry Ellis on July 2, 2015 at 6:33 pm

    That’s great news about your acceptances! Congratulations!

  26. Cherie Reich on July 2, 2015 at 7:15 pm

    Congrats on the recent acceptances! 🙂

  27. Tess Julia on July 2, 2015 at 7:31 pm

    That’s a great t-shirt. And congrats on getting published! That’s fantastic 🙂 You’ve always been so supportive of me even though I’m so sporadic 🙁 but I appreciate it. I’m picking up steam right now though.

    • Michelle Wallace on July 2, 2015 at 8:20 pm

      I’m thrilled to see you here! 🙂
      Welcome back!
      Keep at it! You can do it!
      Onwards and upwards! 😀

  28. RR on July 2, 2015 at 8:46 pm

    Congratulations on the recent success! Way to go!

  29. tara tyler on July 2, 2015 at 8:53 pm

    congrats on your haiku! that’s awesome!
    and i love the iwsg t-shirt, i will have to get one!
    happy july my friend!

  30. Michael Di Gesu on July 3, 2015 at 12:44 am

    Way to go Michelle!!!! So happy for you. Keep it up!

    Still crazed here and gearing up for the SCBWI Conference in LA. After what had happened to me in Florida, I needed to do something fun just for me.

    I’m hoping it will push me up to my next level. I did write three new blurbs for Yolanda Renee’s Mystery trilogy coming out soon, so at least the “Blurb King” is getting published. LOL…

  31. Chrys Fey on July 3, 2015 at 3:06 pm

    Congratulations on your acceptances! Way to go! Keep it up! 🙂

  32. Tamara Narayan on July 3, 2015 at 3:22 pm

    Success and succinct! Congrats. One of my kid’s favorite books is a collection of haiku featuring Hello Kitty of all things.

    • Michelle Wallace on July 4, 2015 at 1:41 pm

      Hello Kitty haiku collection? Unusual.
      Makes me think: Creativity knows no boundaries…
      Thanks for the visit, Tamara! 🙂

  33. Vanessa Morgan on July 3, 2015 at 3:51 pm

    Congratulations on having your story and haikus accepted and published.

    • Michelle Wallace on July 4, 2015 at 1:43 pm

      Thank you, Vanessa! 🙂
      Congrats on your cat story. Avalon looks quite interesting.

  34. Medeia Sharif on July 4, 2015 at 8:29 am

    That’s wonderful about your haikus and hint fiction. You’re on a roll.

    • Michelle Wallace on July 4, 2015 at 1:47 pm

      Thanks Medeia. 🙂
      It’s a great boost and I have a few more pieces to submit in the coming week.

  35. Shannon Lawrence on July 4, 2015 at 8:29 am

    Congratulations! I’ve heard of Nailpolish Stories. It’s so wonderful you placed a piece with them! If it’s the publication I’m thinking of, they stuck with me and had a neat idea.

    • Michelle Wallace on July 4, 2015 at 1:48 pm

      It’s a cute journal.
      I’m really glad they accepted one of my pieces.

  36. Leslie S. Rose on July 4, 2015 at 10:58 pm

    Super cool t-shirt! It may be the final nudge to get me into the ISWG group.

  37. TB Markinson on July 5, 2015 at 1:14 pm

    Great job. Publishing credits go a long way. And it feels good.

    • Michelle Wallace on July 9, 2015 at 3:01 pm

      Yep. You’re so right.
      Btw, I love your new cover…

      • TB Markinson on July 28, 2015 at 2:15 pm

        Thanks!

  38. Lynda R Young on July 6, 2015 at 3:05 am

    Congrats with your successes and good luck with your continued submissions. That’s awesome. 🙂

  39. Toi Thomas on July 6, 2015 at 5:54 pm

    Wow, that’s great. Happy to see your work being recognised and reaching more people.

  40. C. Lee McKenzie on July 8, 2015 at 6:55 pm

    I love haiku. Congrats on getting yours out there.

  41. Mary Pax on July 8, 2015 at 9:11 pm

    Woot on the publications! Way to go, Michelle! And keep going.

    • Michelle Wallace on July 9, 2015 at 3:03 pm

      Thanks for the encouragement, Mary.
      I really appreciate it!!

  42. Gisele LeBlanc on July 9, 2015 at 11:13 pm

    Way to go on the acceptances, Michelle! That’s fantastic news! Yay! I haven’t been writing much — just can’t seem to get into the right frame of mind. Too many distractions. Heading out on vacation next week, so hopefully that will help. 🙂

    • Michelle Wallace on July 10, 2015 at 7:26 am

      Writing inspiration does seem to come and go… in bursts… 🙂
      Enjoy your vacay!

  43. Elizabeth Otten on July 10, 2015 at 3:28 am

    Congratulations! I’m still working on finding more time for my writing, for now I’m enjoying trying out some different things on my blog. Thanks for visiting my page with the IWSG 🙂

    • Michelle Wallace on July 10, 2015 at 7:27 am

      Thank you, Elizabeth.
      Enjoy your blogging adventures! 🙂

  44. Christine Rains on July 13, 2015 at 2:56 pm

    Congratulations! I have a bunch of short stories submitted to various venues and I’m slowly working on emails and blog visiting. Slowly but surely! 🙂 Have a lovely week.

    • Michelle Wallace on August 5, 2015 at 7:26 am

      Thanks Christine! Good luck with the submissions. 🙂

  45. Sharon Marie Himsl on July 13, 2015 at 10:29 pm

    Hi. I love the new T-shirts. Also checked out Nailpolish stories. Looks like fun. A good way to find the opening line of a novel too.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    • Michelle Wallace on August 5, 2015 at 7:27 am

      Thanks Sharon!
      Nailpolish Stories is bite-sized FUN!

  46. Misha on July 17, 2015 at 2:21 pm

    Wow, looks like you’re rocking the writer thing. 😉

    Love the t-shirt.

    • Michelle Wallace on August 5, 2015 at 7:27 am

      I’m really trying, Misha!
      You ARE rocking the writerly thing! Go girl! 😀

  47. Nicki Elson on July 20, 2015 at 1:37 pm

    Congrats on getting your stories & poems published. “Nailpolish Stories” sounds adorable. You’re lighting this summer on FIRE!

    • Michelle Wallace on August 5, 2015 at 7:28 am

      Thanks Nicki!
      I ALWAYS love it when those pink Mary Jane’s pop up here at my place………

  48. Milo James Fowler on July 27, 2015 at 1:51 pm

    Congratulations, Michelle! Keep getting your work out there where it belongs.

    • Michelle Wallace on August 5, 2015 at 7:29 am

      Thanks for the visit, Milo. 🙂
      Good to see you here.

  49. Robyn Campbell on July 27, 2015 at 6:21 pm

    I wanted to come by and say how much I love and respect you, pal of mine. You make my heart smile. LOVE your writing. YOU WILL be a successful writer. You are already a successful human being. 🙂

    • Michelle Wallace on August 5, 2015 at 7:30 am

      Thank you my friend. You are an awesome human being. 😀
      Thank you for the support.
      Love you stacks!

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