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It’s another edition of ISWG first Wednesday of the month post. Each month this outstandingly supportive group of writers post their insecurities, hopes, fears, dreams, accomplishments, and did I mention insecurities? Fathered by best selling author Alex Cavanaugh and co-hosted by a select group of devotees, the rest of us get a one day hall pass to gripe, grouse, grumble, and groan without fear of being sent to our rooms without wine and chocolate. Plus there’s always great advice and support from all who visit. This month’s co-hosts are: Gwen Gardner, Dolorah, Sarah Foster,and M. Pax! Be sure to stop by their websites, say hello, and leave a comment. 2 Days, 2 Words On Sunday I sat at the table, laptop open and stared at the blank MS word document. Sure, I could have started writing what was happening, what I thought, how I felt; things like Sad, Frustration, Quitter, Useless,
Failure Near Failure, Blocked, etc. But even expertly arranged those words wouldn’t make a crappy poem. So I sat. And stared. And thought of not posting today. And then a small voice said, “Something. Anything.” So I typed those two words. And sat some more. And then I smiled, for I had started something that could end up being anything. Before long, I had 3/4 of a guest blog written, laughing at my own witty humor that somehow transpired from brain to fingers. The next day I received word of a new lit journal (Tulip Tree) starting up in Fort Collins, CO. I snooped around the web site, smiled some more, and sent off a few submissions. (Find it HERE) Life, at least the writing part, was good again. Now, 2 days later, I’ve broken through the dam and have two new, large scale writing projects started that up until Sunday, were mere pipe dreams. Sure I’m nervous about their early signs of success, but even if things don’t pan out as planned, I’m smarter, happier, wiser, and less insecure than I was 2 days ago. How about you? Feeling stuck? Blocked? Insecure? Write. Something. Anything. See where it takes you. <><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><>
Here’s something to make you smile today!