Wednesday, May 03, 2017

IWSG May Day May Day!


Once upon a time there was a woman who once was a little girl who loved to make up stories. She liked to spend time alone daydreaming, and sometimes writing those daydreams down. Her mind liked the puzzles, putting the pieces in place, trying them here or there till they fit, and the emotion they could bring forth in her. In the meantime, she grew up and went about her daily life and most of the time loved the things she did. But at night she would always “day” dream herself to sleep, and so was more or less content. Then a new phase came and she was able to take the time to put those dreams down on paper every day and she was very happy.
Now another phase in her “real” life has begun and though she continues to “day” dream a lot, real life is teaching her new skills and what priorities really are, so the words don’t make it to the paper the way they have before and she frets about this.
Because this woman has now taken on a part time job to help her family until the house they are trying to sell finds its new owners. Real life does this sometimes and that’s okay. It gets in the way of the “day” dreams and puts them on hold. So the way this woman is looking at the new skills she is learning in this new phase is that they will only help to enhance the “day” dreams and make them more real and believable and emotional when she finally gets to put them on paper. “To every thing… there is a reason… turn turn turn… and a purpose…

 Here are photos of spring screaming in its enthusiasm!

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The awesome co-hosts for the May 3 posting of the IWSG  are Nancy Gideon, Tamara Narayan, Liesbet @ Roaming About, Michelle Wallace, and Feather Stone!

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Wednesday, April 05, 2017

IWSG for April, Yes, I Finally Posted Again!

Insecure Writer’s Support Group Website!!!

Finally, I’ve made it back to my lonely (without me) keyboard! Life has been a roller coaster for sure these last five months and I’m happy to say my life is just about to become my own again, mostly. I’m also proud to have done the job I’ve done for my family, the school (leasing from us) and for the girls that go to that school and will be the main beneficiaries of our renovations. Yet I’ve missed two months of IWSG posts and I’m horrified! So, today had to happen. I don’t want to lose my place on the list and have to start over!
This construction project gave me a boost of confidence. It also showed me I can do something if I put my mind to it, something I didn’t know I could do, and I learned as I went. I used the resources that presented themselves to me and, with that help, I actually succeeded at the task set before me.
The main Lodge on our property complete with new siding, paint and lights!
I hope to take this learning experience with me, back into my writing work, and get what I need to do done. I realize that though I’m a writer, which usually means working alone, that I have resources available and that I don’t have to do everything by myself.
So, here I go, on another adventure into the worlds I’ve “created”, the worlds still waiting for me to give them an opening into “my” world, the world that I’ve just enhanced with beautifying acres of buildings and land. If I can do it in this world, surely I can do it in the ones in my head!

The lake from the field on our property at sunrise this winter...

The awesome co-hosts for the April 5 posting of the IWSG are Christopher D. Votey, Madeline Mora-Summonte, Fundy Blue, and Chrys Fey! Please visit and thank them!

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