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First ISWG Post of the New Year


It's time for the January segment of the Insecure Writer's Support Group, hosted by Alex J. Cavanaugh.

Instead of discussing my insecurities this month, I've decided to begin the New Year on a positive note. In an effort to encourage reading in my household, and discourage my son's use of the "Idiot box," our family has set aside a reading  time from 9:30 -10:00 each weeknight. So far, knock on wood, it's really taken off. My son is half way through the Hobbit, and he's looking forward to beginning The Lord of the Rings.

As for me,  I have a job interview scheduled on Friday, and last but not least, an agent requested the first five pages of my MS. I'm keeping my fingers crossed. Overall, I'm quite pleased with the way 2015 has begun. Now I'll head over to Alex's blog and check out how the other members are faring. Until next time my friends, happy writing.   

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