IWSG — Positive Feedback and Question of the Month

Today’s the day for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group (IWSG) where, on the first Wednesday of every month, writers get together to share their insecurities and offer encouragement. The IWSG was created by Alex J. Cavanaugh, and you can learn all about it and sign up for it here


I’m actually feeling pretty good about my work-in-progress right now, other than the fact that it’s taking way too long to finish it. I ran the first twelve chapters past my writers’ group and got lots of positive feedback. They said they were sucked right into the story, so whoo hoo! At least I’m going in the right direction. Now, if I could just get it done….


April 6 question – Have any of your books been made into audio books? If so, what is the main challenge in producing an audiobook?

I have not had any of my books made into audio books yet. I’ve had people ask for them and it’s on my list of things to look into, but I’ve heard that it’s expensive. I’d love to hear about others’ experiences with producing audiobooks. What’s the best way to go about it and how much of an investment did you have to make? Were you happy with the results?


Please check out my last two posts to learn about new book releases from Alex J. Cavanaugh and Joylene Nowell Butler!


© Lori L. MacLaughlin and Writing, Reading, and the Pursuit of Dreams, 2022. All rights reserved.

30 thoughts on “IWSG — Positive Feedback and Question of the Month

  1. Welcome back! Been a while since we’ve seen you post. Glad to hear you’re still writing, and that your group is liking it! Finishing the book does seem to be the hardest part of the process, at least it is for me.

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  2. I’m going through the opposite with my critique partners atm. Thought I had a great opening for my story – nuh – twice rejected – but at least with solid recs for yet another beginning! So kudos to you and I wish you a trouble-free experience for this book (if there is such a thing!)

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  3. It’s great that your writing is progressing, Lori! I’m still in the book writing phase. I’ll worry about audiobooks down the road. Good luck as you move forward with your writing!

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  4. Sometimes we need to write slow to find the right path through the winding plot. Way to go with your writing!
    For audiobooks – I used ACX, set the price I was willing to pay, then waded through auditions. I’m not sure I’ll earn back what I spent, but I tried to keep it a low price.

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  5. Hi, Lori, what a validating relief to receive great feedback on the first 12 chapters! How many more do you anticipate writing?

    If you go with ACX, it is less expensive to pay producers (narrators) PFH (per finished hour) rate, which is like a royalty on the ebook.

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