#IWSG May 2016: Con Season


Created and hosted by the Ninja himself, Alex J. Cavanaugh, the Insecure Writers Support Group posts the 1st Wednesday of every month. Click the image to learn more or sign up.


I’m currently insecure about my future, but I’m trying not to dwell on it. I’ve decided not to focus on trying to publish anything right now, but instead just work on my writing. We’ll see how long that lasts.

The month of April was pretty busy for me and even though I couldn’t stay on top of everything I wanted to, I didn’t let myself become overwhelmed. With one convention down (RavenCon) and one on the way (Tidewater Comicon), I’m pretty busy with preparations. As summer vacation draws nearer for me, I’m thinking about all the things I want to work on, including slightly increasing my blog activity. I let my posts slip a bit for the sake of other pursuits, but I think the summer will be a good time to regroup, refocus, and have a start fresh.

I miss being involved in virtual blog tours and think I will start that up again. It really is a good way to add to my TBR list and help support other authors. I’ll also be making strides to conduct more author interviews on my Tumblr and even reblog them here. And since I’ve long neglected my #BooktagsBloghop, I think I’ll try to get that back up and running. It’s not like I haven’t been reading books, I just haven’t been blogging about them.

Lastly, since I’m dedicated to this hop every month, I think I’ll start using it for personal and wip/writing updates when applicable. I feel like I need to share more about my creative process without being overbearing. So, that’s it. That’s all I have for this month.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Mother’s Day!


What are you insecure about?
Any words of encouragement?
Any advice on reaching out to authors for interviews?


After hanging out with Alex, be sure to stop by and visit this month’s co-hosts:
Stephen Tremp,
Fundy Blue,
MJ Fifield,
Loni Townsend,
Bish Denham,
Susan Gourley, and
Stephanie Faris!


Click here to visit other IWSG blogs and sites to receive and share more inspiration and support. (This month, I’m #79).

Thank you for taking the time to read this post. If you like it let me know and share it with others. See you next time, Toi Thomas. #thetoiboxofwords

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Toi Thomas

I like reading, writing, cooking, dancing, movies, and music. I'm a big kid and choose to see the world in my own special way. Yes, I'm educated, but I haven't let that stop me from being who I want to be. I'm a wife, teacher, author, blogger, and more.

12 thoughts on “#IWSG May 2016: Con Season”

  1. Sounds like you have a plan that is going to work out for you and that is good. I hope you stick with it because I believe you’re going to see some good results. At the moment, I am experiencing insecurity also. I am about to start the second milestone for my manuscript which is revising and rewriting after I get the last chapters back from my writing coach/book editor. This is the milestone before the query and sending it out milestone. So I understand your concerns.
    Do whatever you need to do to pull you out of your comfort zone. If that means writing and reporting over the IWSG articles that you write your progress, then do it. I believe you will grow by doing it.

    Patricia @ http://www.patgarciaschaack.com/thinking_it_over/2016/05/wippet-wednesday-may-4-2016.html

    1. Thank you for the words of encouragement. I hope my plan works and helps me get back on track without becoming overwhelmed.

    1. Thanks for that. It’s always good to hear the someone likes visiting your blog.

  2. You could make your personal and writing updates/goals a weekly/monthly post, might help you get back to blogging a little more. A few bloggers I read do that.

    Have fun at the convention!

    1. Thanks for the advice. I used to do weekly, then monthly wip udates, but then stopped. I think the idea of making it a separate post overwhelmed me. But combining it just may work.

  3. Sounds like you have a good plan going for you.

    I didn’t know you’re on Tumblr too. 🙂

    Easiest way to get authors to interview would be to look for people who are asking for blog tour stops. Also, feel free to mail me if you want to interview me. mishagerrick(AT)gmail(DOT)com.

    1. Yeah, I’m on Tumblr, but it’s been a constant “under construction” or “wip” effort. I’m slowly finding my way with it. Thanks for the interview interest. I’ll be in touch.

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