Wednesday, January 04, 2017

IWSG January 2017 Surprises and Happy New Year!

Insecure Writer’s Support Group!
First post of the new year and I'm late. Okay, I have a good excuse, but still, what a way to start the new year! I won't bore you with details and just say, no, our house has yet to sell, yes, we are now living in North Carolina, no I'm not writing, just managing a big construction project, and yes, my husband is now a teacher and taught his very first class today! No, we aren't living in France yet and yes it is still the plan. Live is definitely full of surprises. So today, though I am late, here are a few meme's that speak volumes about my life in this new year. I wish you all the best in 2017...

Please visit the awesome co-hosts and thank them! Eva @ Lillicasplace, Crystal Collier, Sheena-kay Graham, Chemist Ken, LG Keltner, and Heather Gardner!

Prompt question for today - 
What writing rule do you wish you’d never heard?
"Write what you know." Because, this statement is not clarified by those who say it. I may not know a street in a town I'm writing about, but that doesn't mean I can't go find out about it. Just sayin'...
 Boy am I building one right now!

For a Virgo, this is important advice...!

Re-affirming previous Meme.

Learning something new is my middle name right now.

I like the thought of this.



  1. Hey Lisa! No worries. You are dealing with a lot right now.
    That rule is a popular choice today.
    Happy 2017!

  2. Happy New Year to you and I do hope you manage to seell your house.
    It makes life difficult when you want to move and nothing happens.
    I loved your qoutes and some mad e me think.


  3. Hi Lisa - good luck for the year ahead - you're doing so well with your writing ... and I love these quotes ... Diane's one ... living beyond the boundaries - embracing life fully ... cheers Hilary

  4. Just keep swimming. Control what you can control.

    I like the saying about finding a better dream.

  5. Hey Li :) Late seems to be my middle (or first) name. Its so consistent my family thinks I do it on purpose. Good intentions and all that. Wow, what a packed first paragraph. I'll just send you good thoughts that is all works out. Soon.

    Write what you know definitely has room for misinterpretation. It stumped me for a while when I was a novice writer, trying desperately to follow the rules. But I'm a sci-fi/Fantasy reader, with aspirations of writing in those genre's, and who can realistically state they've ridden a unicorn or flew a space ship to an unnamed planet? Some rules contradict themselves if you take them literally.

  6. Great quotes! You definitely have a lot going on right now. I agree with you on your rule pick. Part of writing is exploring what we don't know too, finding truths and writing where we find passion. In my eyes at least :)

  7. Happy new year, Lisa. I agree with you about the 'write what you know' rule. I enjoy writing because I can explore things I don't know. Finding out about new things is what makes the journey exciting. And surely using one's imagination is a prerequisite for calling oneself a fiction writer? :) Really enjoyed this post. Thank you for sharing!

  8. Dream it, do it and I live in hope. Happy New Year!

  9. I've been telling my kids to be like ready to adjust the whatever curves are ahead and keep going with the flow.

  10. I love your affirmations especially the one with a woman with a past by Oscar Wilde.
    Shalom aleichem,

  11. Oooh, I love book memes. They help me out of funks when I can't write.
    Danger, Love, and Mystery

  12. What important quotes and words to live by! The tagline for my first book is Fear not the unexpected. So important to remember to live life and get out of our comfort zone. We never know what will happen! :)


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