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Tuesday, September 3, 2019

IWSG - Breezes, News, Chicken Mysteries and a Ship to the Stars!

Every first Wednesday of the month, this group of writers come together to offer support, advice, encouragement or simply to let out frustrations and woes. Writing is a tough journey, and we don't have to go it alone.

Thanks goes to the brain behind this group, Alex J. Cavanaugh! If you want to join in or find out more (because there is so much more to this group) then head on over here.

Special thanks goes to this month's co-hosts:  Gwen Gardner, Doreen McGettigan, Tyrean Martinson, Chemist Ken, and Cathrina Constantine!

September is here!!! I love this time of year. Not only do the cooler temperatures make me smile, but the work outside starts to slow down. Yippee! Which means more writing time for me!

I have a lot planned on that front, but then, I have high hopes every year at this time. (Let's not admit how much writing really gets done in the end, though, because I'm staying positive.) 

Before heading into this month's question, there are a few tidbits, dates, and surprises I want to mention...

Bookworm for Kids was placed at #14 in the top 50 Children Book Blogs according to Ranked Blogs. So yay!

I'm honored to be September's featured author over at the Society for Children Book Writers and Illustrators for the KS/MO district and have an interview up on their website.

I'll be up in northern Kansas City at the Barnes and Noble on September 28th for their 'Campfire Chills' event and will be signing books, handing out SWAG and simply having fun chatting with everyone who stops by. (So mark those calendars!)

And on the farm front....

A calf was born this last week. So cute! It's black and bouncy, and I'm not sure if it's a boy or girl yet, but I'll figure that out as soon as it (or its mother) lets me get close enough to take a peek.

I also had a chicken coop murder mystery, which took longer to solve and cost more feathered lives than I would have liked. We lost our proud, majestic rooster...and two hens.

Did you know that raccoons are smart enough to lift doors and enter the coop? I didn't. 

But we caught the villain, and now, there's peace in the realm of eggs again.

Before things start popping up again, here's this month's question!

If you could pick one place in the world to sit and write your next story, where would it be and why?

THIS is a question which could take an entire novel to answer.  There are so many places I'd love to write. I'm open to so many things!

On a cliff overlooking the Irish shore.
On a raft floating down the Amazon river.
On a branch in a tall tree with a great view of a rain forest.
In front of the fireplace, curled up in a blanket.
Next to a waterfall.
In an igloo.
Sitting in front of a dinosaur bone display in a museum.
Riding a gondola in the Alps.
Sitting on the side of the Himalayas.
In a chair on the moon.
In a dungeon of an ancient castle.
The list goes on...and on... and on...

See? I'm not even picky? Especially if I'm allowed to bring snacks.

And where would you like to sit and write your next novel? Do you have any news or tidbits to share? Does September put a smile on your face or are you sad to see Summer go?