Wednesday, July 1, 2015

IWSG

Gosh, these sneak up so quick, but it's time for the wonderful IWSG! This is the brainchild of the just as wonderful Alex J. Cavanaugh, and in his words is:

To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!

Thanks also goes to his co-hosts this month:
Charity Bradford, S.A. Larsen, AJ, 
Tamara Narayan, Allison Gammons, and Tanya Miranda!


This month I'm in a good spot. All is calm, words are flowing and my muse seems as satisfied as a poodle on a noodle.

Although us writers are always wanting to be published. . .and I'm pushing to get tons done. . .it's no longer a hectic feeling race for me. I'm trying to enjoy writing, write what I love, write it as best as I can, send it off and see where it goes from there.

Then, I grab an ice tea, lean back and let it go like this. . .



What about you?
Frustrated by lack of words? Feeling like nothing ever moves forward? Or are you sitting in the rain . *ahm*
sun and sipping on the slushie?



18 comments:

  1. You're such a brilliant lady!! I keep telling myself to just enjoy the process. Did Poe stop just because he was poor? No, he loved what he did. We need to keep the love of words first and foremost.

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  2. Amen! I ache for anyone who has lost the joy of writing. If we don't have that, why are we doing it?

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  3. Yaaay! So glad the words are flowing for you! And poodle on a noodle . . . BAHAHAHAHA! I never heard that one before.

    As for me, have to break from writing to work on getting website ready for launch of MAGES series in the fall. All the technical things! *cries*

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  4. The video is so cute! ^_^ Yippee! I'm so glad things are going well for you! That's so good to hear.

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  5. This is a lovely post! So glad you're enjoying your writing! I'm going to have to keep reminding myself to enjoy the actual writing process in the future - quite often I get caught up in all the little things, that I stop enjoying what I'm doing. Love the video btw!

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  6. Let the words flow!
    Noodles make poodles happy - who knew?

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  7. Poodle on a noddle. Awesome :-) Glad you're enjoying it. Writers are odd. Sometimes writing can be so torturous and yet we enjoy it.

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  8. I'm sure I'll be more relaxed once my first book is finished. But until that happens, my anxiety levels will still be higher than I want.

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  9. Congratulations! You've reached a great spot in your writing journey. The trick will be to hang on to it once you do reach your publishing goals. I felt more rushed and anxious after publishing than before. It took time to remember that in the end I could only write for myself, not people that might be pushing me to finish the next book. Wow, talk about insecurities! So, hold on to this wonderful feeling to revisit in your future. ;)

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  10. I've been through some rough spots lately -- in writing, in life -- but I'm looking forward to the rest of the summer. We're having a French exchange student living with us for most of July and have planned many activities to do withe her. So OF COURSE my long-awaited revisions have finally landed on me, but you know, I didn't really expect anything different. And I work best under pressure ...

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  11. What a wonderful feeling. I wrote two drafts this year and it was a good feeling. Pushing myself to polish them was a bit tense, though. I need to lighten up with the personal deadlines.

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  12. That sounds like a lovely place to be in.. Especially with the happy muse. I am doing Camp NaNo this month so need to figure out what to feed my muse to keep it agreeable...

    Happy IWSG Day!
    AJ Lauer
    an IWSG co-host

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  13. Haven't heard that song in forever but it's totally what I need to do.

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  14. I feel stuck right now. Plenty of writing work to do, but there always something that gets in the way--family, house, blogging. I've got my fingers crossed for Monday.

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  15. I feel stuck right now. Plenty of writing work to do, but there always something that gets in the way--family, house, blogging. I've got my fingers crossed for Monday.

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  16. I'm trying not to worry - I just started editing my book last night and it's going really well so far. I'm just hoping it will continue to go well.

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  17. You sound so relaxed. What a lovely place to be. Love that song. Thanks for the link.

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