Wednesday, January 2, 2019

2018 (and 2017) Link Round Up / IWSG


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UPDATE: In my December IWSG post, you might've seen a note I added about going to the ER. I went after experiencing severe pain in my abdomen that lasted a full 24-hours and didn't respond to pain meds. I found out that I have a 7cm mass (about three inches) on my right ovary. I've seen a specialist at a cancer institute. No one can say exactly what it is, but because of my age, the specialist doesn't believe it's cancer. (Side note: my paternal grandma died of ovarian cancer.) I have an appointment at the end of the month, but I'm going to call today to see if I can get in sooner due to uncomfortable, new symptoms. I'll update you all next month. Thanks for your well wishes!

UPDATE: After talking to the nurse, she bumped up my ultrasound to this Friday with a follow up on Tuesday to discuss the results and next steps.


HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

I didn't do a "Best of Write with Fey 2018" post (which I usually do in December) because I didn’t post as much last year. I didn't even do one in 2017! But then I thought that someone might’ve missed a post that he/she could use right about now, so here’s my linky round up.


Bactine for Writers:

Submissions – treat yourself for every submission you send out.

Rejections – reward yourself for your rejections, too; their badges of honor.

Criticism – have you ever heard of a dammit doll?

Book Readings – how to prepare for a book reading.


Writer's Depression:

Part 1 – how blogging helped me.

Part 2 – how reading helped me.


Bactine for Writer's Burnout:

Speak - Part 1 – how speaking about my writer’s burnout was my first step to recovery.

Write YOU - Part 2 – writing about yourself can be the easiest form of writing.

Writer’s Meetings - Part 3 – how attending a writer’s meeting could be just the thing you need to feel connected.

Morning Pages – could writing  pages every morning in a journal help you?


Organizational Tips:

Release Day - how to plan and stay organized for release day.

Writing Goals – how to organize and break down your goals.

Expense and Earning Logs – how to organize your expenses, earnings, and tax deductions.

Word Count Calendar – how to keep track of your word counts using a calendar and stickers.

Promo Goals – how to plan out your promo goals for the year.

Bullet Journals – how to use a bullet journal to keep track of the things you do each day.

Business Cards – one method to organize the business cards you collect.

Writing Backpack – how to prepare for a disaster.

Agent Lists – how to keep your submissions to agents/publishers orderly.


Other:

Creativity Boost from Your Power Element – get in sync with your power element.


My Guest Posts:





Writer’s Helping Writers – Boost Your Creativity Mindset Naturally

Live Write Thrive – 10 Ways to Spark Your Story Ideas




Insecure Writer’s Support Group – 10 Great Places to Promote Your Book


Sharing with Writers – Using Litsy as an Author

Spunk on a Stick’s Tips – Pros and Cons to Having a Pen Name




From 2017:

Diverse Characters:


Books for Writers:



86 comments:

  1. I hope you can get in sooner and thoughts and prayers with you this month.

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  2. Keeping you in my thoughts and hoping your medical issues get resolved quickly. Thanks for sharing the link round-up. You've written some amazing and really helpful posts.

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  3. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers Chrys. Hope your medical issue gets resolved very fast.

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  4. Chrys, I will be praying for a cancer free issue. Keep us posted?

    Rejections are badges of honor! What a good way to view life.

    Teresa

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    1. Thank you, Teresa! I will keep everyone posted.

      That's how we have to view life. :)

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  5. My thoughts and prayers will be with you Chrys, my daughter has what they call "Poly Cystic Ovary Syndrome" have had it for years although it's not cancer.
    Please take care and as others have said keep us posted. You are very dear to us.

    Yvonne.

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    1. Thanks for your thoughts and prayers, Yvonne. What's most aggravating is that they can't tell me what it is.

      I will keep everyone posted. Thanks!

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  6. Fingers crossed you get in to see the specialist sooner. Hang in there, Chrys - sending good thoughts your way....

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    1. Thank you, Madeline! I hope so, too. I really don't want to wait until the end of the month anymore.

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  7. My thoughts are with you. Stay positive.

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  8. I am sending lots of healing thoughts and prayers your way. I love all your handy links to so much useful information. Thanks!

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    1. Thank you, Bish! I hope some of the links help you. :)

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  9. Oh my goodness! I hope you get some answers soon and start a course of treatment. Sending good thoughts your way.

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    1. Thanks, Tamara! It's the "sit and wait" part that they want me to do right now, but I no longer want to do it. I'd rather just get this thing removed.

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  10. Reading always helps me overcome rejection or helps me with the endless waiting in this biz. Prayers you get the help you need for your medical issues!

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    1. Reading is lovely. It can help and cure so much.

      Thanks, Jennifer!

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  11. Hope everything turns out ok and you can get an earlier appointment!

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  12. Oh, Chrys, that's a worrying discovery, and I hope you manage to get an earlier appointment. Not knowing what's going on is profoundly stressful. My thoughts are with you.

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    1. The not knowing part is what is annoying.

      Thank you!

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  13. Thank you for the category and sub-category links. Please keep us updated on your success getting a closer appointment. Sending healing vibes, thoughts and prayers!

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    1. You're welcome for the links!

      And thanks for your healing vibes and thoughts. :)

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  14. I hope the tests come out benign. My mother died of ovarian cancer though it didn't manifest until her 50's. You are too young I hope!

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    1. I am so sorry for your loss. I'm young according to when doctors believe you can get ovarian cancer, but there have been cases were people younger than me have had it and died from it. :(

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  15. I am so sorry to hear about your medical issues. Keep us posted and I’ll keep you in prayer.

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  16. Praying for you Chrys. I hope you find comfort from the pain and answers to the situation very soon.

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  17. I hope they can get you in sooner. Waiting for answer is the worst part of any medical issue.

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    1. Waiting is the hardest part. And that's what the specialist wanted me to do. Ugh!

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  18. Great idea to list your posts this way!!
    Hope all goes smoothly with you and the appointments - I'll be sending good vibes, lots of hugs, and best wishes for you!

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    1. I used to list my best posts at the end of every year but hadn't done it in two years! I need to remember to do it.

      Thank you so much, Jemi!

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  19. Hope the pain is better and the docs have a plan for solving your health issue. Thinking of you. Hugs.
    JQ Rose

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  20. I'm sending heartfelt prayers and healing vibes your way. I hope they find something that can ease your pain. Thank you for giving us an update.

    Elsie

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  21. Busy, busy and so helpful. Thanks for a great year. Let's hope 2019 is as productive. :-)

    Anna from elements of emaginette

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    1. I love to help others out in whatever way I can. :)

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  22. Happy New Year! and I am praying for you.
    Sending you positive vibes that will heal your body and I truly wish you the very best in 2019.
    Shalom aleichem,
    Pat G @ EverythingMustChange

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    1. Thank you so much for your healing thoughts and prayers.

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  23. Hope your medical news is good. So sorry for what you're going through. And thanks for all the links.

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  24. You are in my prayers, Chrys! You are young and beautiful. This, too, shall pass. Definitely keep us posted. Thanks for all the concise posts and tips. All best to you!

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    1. Thank you, Victoria! And you're very welcome. I have more posts and tips to come. :)

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  25. I hope you get in to see the doctor soon and that all will be well. It must be hard having to wait so long for answers. Good luck!

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    1. The waiting is the hardest part. Thank you, L.G.! I actually did finally get confirmation that they'll be seeing on Tuesday.

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  26. Hopefully you get in and get seen quickly and get healed up. The hurry up and wait part is never fun.

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  27. Oh wow, scary. I hope you feel better and that whatever it is is small and benign and easily dealt with.

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  28. Thinking of you, and seriously—if you need anything at all, don't hesitate to call me!

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  29. Sorry to hear these problems persist. Keeping you in my thoughts and sending good vibes your way. Wishing you a speedy reovery Chrys.

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  30. Hope all turns out okay for you. Thank you for all the incredibly helpful posts all year!

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  31. I'll be thinking about you. It's very stressful when you're worried about something and you have to wait and wait to find out what it is. Glad you got the ultrasound moved up. Maybe the results will ease your mind a little.

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  32. Wow! That's quite a list of output. Some things I missed, too, and will have to check out. Praying your health concerns are not alarming and are easily resolved. @mirymom1 from
    Balancing Act

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  33. My thoughts and prayers are with you! Big Hugs!

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  34. Feel better. Prayers, love and hugs coming your way. I hope you get lots of happy news. Happy IWSG!

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  35. Sending prayers that your trouble is nothing serious and you'll be well soon.

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  36. Well you've certainly been busy out in the blogosphere with all those posts. Hope 2019 is a great year for you and that everything works out okay. I'll keep you in my prayers.

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  37. Sending healing thoughts and hugs. What a horrible way to spend the holidays. Thanks for the list of your blogs. I'm going back to check more of them out. Wishing you well.

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  38. Will be thinking of you and hoping you get the best results possible from the test. So sorry you are going through this.
    Thanks for sharing the list - you are always so helpful!

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  39. Best of luck to you, Chrys. I’ll be praying for you.

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  40. Here's hoping for the best! I'm sending prayers and thoughts your way.

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  41. Ok, you did blog a lot last year, lol! Hope all turns out well with your health issues. Happy New Year.

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  42. So sorry about your health concerns – I hope the problem is swiftly diagnosed and treated.

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  43. I'm sending you all kinds of positive thoughts. Be well, sweet lady!

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  44. I hope they find out what is going on and that it's something easily fixable.

    That's a great list of posts!

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  45. I hope and pray the doctors get everything figured out!

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  46. So sorry to hear about your news. Hope it can get dealt with swiftly.

    What a great roundup of links. Excellent inspiration for the new year!

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  47. I pray that everything turns out alright. Sending thought and prayer your way.

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  48. I hope your health issues resolve as well as possible, as soon as possible!

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  49. Sending you good thoughts! And thank you for all the links.

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  50. Take care of yourself, Chrys... praying for you. You'll be fine. Checking it out is the best thing to do. keep on it!

    All the best this year, starting with good news about your health!

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  51. I hope you've heard good news by this point!

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  52. Oh boy. It's never good news to find out you have something growing on your body parts, even if it's benign. I hope they can remove it, and that you have no further problems. You're in my thoughts. Hugs!

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  53. Instead of replying to each comment, since I am FAR behind, I want to send out a huge THANK YOU to all of you in one go. Thanks for your comments and well wishes. <3

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  54. Hope you've heard good news!

    www.ficklemillennial.blogspot.com

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