Wednesday, October 7, 2015

IWSG in October

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Fall is officially here and nights grow longer. Spookiness wraps its arms around you and you shudder in the chill of October. It's the perfect time of year to look under the bed before climbing in to sleep. And guess what you'll find there--besides those dust bunnies and the last page of your manuscript you lost in April. . .


INSECURITIES

Yep, there they are huddled together, waiting, hoping to keep you tossing in those sheets and sleepless with them nagging at you.




Well, heck no, INSECURITIES. Take that! 

But just in case you don't have a good left hook, SIGN UP for the IWSG and get the help you'll need to see you through the dark and stormy nights ahead.





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Oh and speaking of Insecurities: There's nothing like a contest to give you the jitters. The Great Time Lock Disaster has been entered in the Cover Wars Contest over at Masquerade Crew this month. If you like the cover, it would be great to have your VOTE


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119 comments:

  1. Break out the vacuum and suck up those insecure dust bunnies!
    I couldn't fight her. I'd just lie there and take it and wait for the making up phase.

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  2. There's a LOT of dust in my house!! *screamingthroughthehouse

    I'll go vote for your cover - it's awesome!

    shahwharton.com

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    1. If you write, you have a dusty house. That's just the way it is. Thanks, Shah.

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  3. Funny, I'm actually vacuuming the house today, yeah all those dust bunnies and insecurities getting sucked up and out!!! Now the ghosts and goblins, that's a whole other story! :)

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    1. Yep, they're out there waiting to pounce. Should be a great WEP!

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  4. What a wonderful cover design! I think I'll go vacuum all the insecurities out of my life:) October is a wonderful month!

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    1. One of my fav months. Light is usually so beautiful.

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  5. Yes, I can definitely tell it's getting darker earlier. Fall is here. At least it's still pretty warm here.

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    1. We're warm and dry. Time for rain in CA!

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  6. I love the fall.

    Our bed sits on a waterbed frame, so if I see dust bunnies under my bed, I'm going to be really worried. Or wonder what happened to my bed.

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    1. Yes. You'll have to search somewhere else for those insecurities.

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  7. Hi Lee - love Alex' comment! The anthology is going to be fun ... while your Time Lock cover is brilliant - I'll be over to vote again .. cheers Hilary

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    1. Thanks for all your support, Hilary. And Happy October.

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  8. Voted! Have to remember to do it again!

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  9. I think my good left hook is at the dry cleaners. Hope they don't shrink it. That thing is all I got against a closet-full of insecurities and problems. I voted for your great cover! You're awesome! :)

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    1. Loved the dry cleaner comment! Let me know if you need to borrow my stretcher.

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  10. Bag all those dust bunnies! It is a great cover I'll hop over and vote. Best wishes.

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    1. Good idea. I'm off to find a bag big enough. Thanks for voting.

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  11. Hi,
    I love the Fall colors and enjoy the fact that sun doesn't shine through my window at five-thirty in the morning, yet I don't care for the short days. It is dark much too early.

    Shalom,
    Patricia

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    1. I know what you're saying about the short days. I love it when I can be outside after 7 and see. Oh well, must suffer a bit for these lovely seasons.

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  12. Those pesky insecurities don't have a chance with this crowd. :)

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  13. Love this post! Those lost pages and dust bunnies seem to grow teeth when they hang out together. We all need a good team in our corner to keep swinging. :)

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  14. Those dust bunnies really get around! Good luck in the cover contest :)

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  15. This is a wonderful time of year. The weather, the holidays and the lovely fall colors. I've been voting. Crossing my fingers for you.

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    1. Thanks, Beverly. Really appreciate your taking the time to vote.

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  16. I'll get the cat to bury the dust bunnies in the litterbox, problem solved lol

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    1. I'm out of cats. Can you lend me some?

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  17. Voted.
    and oh... so that's where the last page of my manuscript went...

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  18. I wonder if there is any way to hire the dust bunnies to to a hit on the insecurities? Darn it, they're too fluffy to hurt anything.

    Good luck with your contest *crosses fingers*

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    1. Darn. I was hoping to hire them. Now I'll have to come up with another plan.

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  19. Fall came to MI with quick the kick. It was warm and then BAM cold. At least we have the changing leaves. That's always pretty.

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    1. Sudden shifts are always interesting. We don't seem to have them out here in CA.

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  20. I envy you guys-- in the tropis, we have the same weather all year round, and the same insecurities, too :).

    Sorry to leave a link, Blogger won't allow my wordpress comment:
    Daily (w)rite

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    1. You're always welcome to leave a link. Wordpress often confuses me.

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  21. I began meditating on a regular basics a year ago September. It's helping. Especially on bad days.

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    1. You can't beat meditation for making life much calmer. Good for you.

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  22. I voted! Keep me posted on FB for the next round.

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  23. So Lee, I voted for your cover. Hope you win! It's gorgeous! :-)

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  24. I swore off vacuuming. Lord only knows what the dust bunnies have commandeered since Spring. Perhaps that's where my discipline went...hmmm.

    Something Wicked This Way Comes

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    1. Discipline? I was hoping you'd lend me some, so let me know if you get around to vacuuming again and find some.

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  25. Good luck, Lee! Just voted.
    My iRobot takes care of the dust bunnies. Works great and I couldn't live without it.

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    1. I want a Robot! If only to scare the mice. Thanks for the vote.

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  26. Lots of dust bunnies under my manuscript - er, bed :)

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  27. You always have my vote.

    I do have a fantastic left hook, but I still get insecure sometimes. Seems it isn't the magic bullet it's supposed to be. ;)

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    1. Thanks, J.H. That's a great vote to have! Just keep your dukes up and you'll land the punch. I just know it.

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  28. You made me laugh, Lee. A great burst of positivity has set me up for the day! Thanks for that. Have a great week.

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    1. Our aim is to do just that! Thanks so much for the visit.

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  29. I voted.

    My insecurities are nagging me right now.

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    1. You'll be okay. You are on the right track! Keep going.

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  30. That's what I love about this group; it's a great way to beat those insecurities :)

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  31. Is that what I keep hearing scratching about under my bed at night? I've been too scared to look!

    Visit my blog at www.angelinetrevena.co.uk/blog/

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    1. Stopped by your place! Great visit. I'll be back.

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  32. LOL. I'd love to give my insecurities a left hook like that, but...uh, they kind of punch back. XD

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    1. Guess you'll have to draw your way out, Heather!

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  33. I'm swimming in dust bunnies (writing has to come first, right?) and insecurities. I'm giving them that left hook!

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  34. I'm swimming in dust bunnies (writing has to come first, right?) and insecurities. I'm giving them that left hook!

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  35. Pesky dusty bunnies!
    We shall prevail!

    Thank you,
    Heather

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  36. Being insecure is not a pleasant feeling, but I try to relax as much as possible.
    Yvonne.

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    1. I guess it just jiggles you up. And maybe that will lead to something creative. Let's hope.

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  37. WHABAM! KO!

    My dust bunnies have teeth. I tend to pretend they don't exist. :)

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    1. Out of site. Out of mind. Good way to handle those guys.

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  38. The Great Timelock Disaster has my vote for best cover and I'm not Just saying that because it's yours. I love it. It's creepy and fun. I'm headed over to vote now.

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    1. That's so wonderful of you to take the time, Melissa. Thanks. Really appreciate it.

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  39. I'm so excited that it's October. It's my favorite month. :) Good luck in the cover contest.

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  40. Good luck with the cover contest! You have my vote. :)

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    1. Thanks, Cherie. It's fun to see that cover up there with so many others.

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    1. Hi Sylvia. Thanks for your visit. Come back.

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  42. I also voted for your cover. Yay for no insecurities this month!!! Enjoy Fall and Halloween!!!!!!

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    1. Isn't this just the best time of year? Of course, I say that for every season, but Halloween make this one very special. Thanks for your vote!

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  43. Lee, I'm also on my way to vote for your fantastic cover! Best of luck with the contest!

    Julie

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    1. Hi Julie. So great to stay in touch. Thanks for your vote.

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  44. No matter what we say, I think we all have insecurities. It's what makes us better. Makes us strive for something more. So long as you turn them into a strength, they can never be a weakness.

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  45. I'm still waiting on fall and envious of all the new book covers... I need to finish one of my books first.

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    1. You're always out and about. Maybe that's a better way to spend your time. And there are books in those adventures!

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  46. Looks like you have some good remedies for insecurity! Happy Fall! :)

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    1. They're good for the moment. Let's see how fall progresses. Thanks.

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  47. Ooo, good luck in the contest. Your intro made me laugh (what will you find? insecurities!). It was unexpected.

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    1. I think I can find those beasties just about everywhere!

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  48. What happens under the bed, stays under the bed. Love your cover. I voted!

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    1. You bet it does! We're on the same wavelength.

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  49. I wanted to stop by and just say thank you for always encouraging me and being so supportive. You'll never know how much it means to me.

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    1. That's very sweet. Thank you for saying that here.

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  50. I love the way you wrote this post. The descriptions and imagery are too perfect <3

    Good luck with the contest! :D


    Alexa
    thessalexa.blogspot.com
    verbositybookreviews.wordpress.com

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    1. So glad you stopped by, Alexa. And pleased that you enjoyed the post.

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  51. Yes! That's awesome. Good luck and have a great rest of the weekend. :)

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    1. Thanks, Christine. I'm loving my Sunday.

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  52. *scrolls way down past that list of all those gosh darn awesome folks who wanted to be part of IWSG aka "I Was Seeking Gary." Thanks to you all and my ego can take no more.....*

    Oops and hello celebrity superstar author, Lee,

    I'm sure you've missed me! Okay, I'm sort of sure you've missed me! Okay, who the heck is this guy?

    Of course, you being an internationally acclaimed blogger and writer, should realise that it aint Fall in the Southern Hemisphere. Having said that, I shall go check under my bed. Then again, maybe not.

    Insecurities when it comes to writing? Never had that because I'm just a smug amateur.

    Yep, Gary, your starstruckest fan has actually left a comment. Sing songs of joy and dance to a merry tune......

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    1. And about time, too. Since this blog is in your honor, you are obligated to show up each first Wed.

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  53. Good luck with the contest. Your cover is amazing.

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  54. ''Yep, there they are huddled together, waiting, hoping to keep you tossing in those sheets and sleepless with them '' - that sounded almost sexy :)

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    1. Yes, it did. Glad you spiced things up for us.

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  55. I wish I had a vacuum that would suck up my insecurities along with my dust bunnies! :)

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    1. That's a great idea. Let's work on that.

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  56. Yes, insecurities are the bane of our lives. Great post.

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  57. I am trying to catch up! I love the sock it ya look for insecurities and...you are right. This is always the best way to deal with is to fight them

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    1. I know you're a sock it to 'em kind of gal!

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  58. "Insecurities are huddled together..." You are SO RIGHT!
    It's a conspiracy against us writers. I'm convinced they even have an Annual Conspiracy Against Writers Convention.
    We're plotting stories. They're plotting too--------
    But we shall prevail!

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