Wednesday, December 01, 2021

Hello December 2021! Hello IWSG!

 

Good morning Everyone! The beginning of the end of this year is today and what a way for this year to go out. At least we had (well, my family did) a more or less "normal" Thanksgiving, especially compared to last year. A new variant on the horizon is putting to bed the idea we can look forward to a new year without Covid, but, oh well. If this doesn't prove how "global" our world/economy/society is, I don't know what else can!

I am going into December with the mindset that I can finish this year with the love that I went into it with. For my family. For my friends. For my little lovey dog, and those in this world who make it such a bright place to be, even in the midst of chaos. I wish for all of you to have this brightness in your lives and outlooks on our world as well. May kindness, generosity, love and peaceful happiness be yours in these last days of 2021. May they overflow into the new year coming and continue on as long as possible.

I am grateful also to this community of writers who keep coming back, and keep supporting each other. I love being a part of IWSG even if I don't blog as much as I want. I am looking at next year as one of change and my writing will be a part of that change. More on that next year! I just wanted to acknowledge Alex, and all the wonderful folks/writers who make this blog hop possible for us to participate in. You all rock the writing world! 

Please visit our co-hosts this month and thank them for being such a wonderful part of our community:

PJ Colando, Diane Burton, Louise – Fundy Blue, Natalie Aguirre, and Jacqui Murray!

Question of the month is: What about writing stresses you, and what delights?

Thinking I have to make money with my writing stresses me. 

Not being able to put into words on paper what is in my head stresses me. 

Not being "good enough" stresses me.

Finding the mind link with the protagonist (s) in the story delights me! 

Writing a sentence and it comes out exactly as I hoped it would delights me! 

Finishing a novel delights me! 

Working with my graphic artist, formatter and editor delights me! 

So in the end, it's all good!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO EACH AND ALL OF YOU




11 comments:

  1. Hi,
    I feel the same way about IWSG. So thankful to be a part of it and very thankful to meet writers like you and all the others. It brightens my day.
    Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a safe crossover into 2022.

    Shalom aleichem,
    Pat G @ EverythingMustChange

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  2. Glad it was a normal Thanksgiving. From what I've read, the new variant only produces mild symptoms.
    Have a Merry Christmas and we are grateful you are part of this writing community!

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  3. 1, 2, 3 - all of your stressors are everyone else's as well, I betcha, Lisa-Boie!

    Especially this one "Not being "good enough" stresses me." Our self-judgments don't do our heart, mind, and soul any favors....

    Happy holidays and happy new year!

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  4. 1, 2, 3 - all of your stressors are everyone else's as well, I betcha, Lisa-Boie!

    Especially this one "Not being "good enough" stresses me." Our self-judgments don't do our heart, mind, and soul any favors....

    Happy holidays and happy new year!

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  5. 1, 2, 3 - all of your stressors are everyone else's as well, I betcha, Lisa-Boie!

    Especially this one "Not being "good enough" stresses me." Our self-judgments don't do our heart, mind, and soul any favors....

    Happy holidays and happy new year!

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  6. The new variant might mark the end of this, and it's about time!

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  7. Hi Lisa - yes getting through the year is a good thing - I just hope next year will be easier - but we need to be sensible and help all. Glad you had a peaceful Thanksgiving - all the best to you and your family - cheers Hilary

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  8. I like your lists. And you're right about the coming year being a year of change. It's going to be a year of the tiger by the Chinese calendar, and the tiger symbolizes strength, courage, and change. Or so I read somewhere. :))

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  9. I agree with you about the support of this community. I know only a few of you in "real life", the rest online. Makes no difference. Support of each other is what IWSG is all about and I'm grateful for it. I hope your holidays are filled with joy. Stay safe.

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  10. I love the pic of you (?) making a snow angel. What a great attitude. I hope December is a good month for you.

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  11. We have to take the delightful with the stressful - it's part of the overall package - can't have one without the other, hey?
    Merry Christmas and a Happy, Peaceful & Prosperous New Year to you and yours!

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