Wednesday, September 7, 2016

#IWSG - CHANGE



First, I want to apologize for being absent. Many life changes have occurred and more are on the way! As things settle, I'll get back to a routine that will allow me to read and comment again.

That being said, welcome to another posting for the Insecure Writer's Support Group. The one post I don't want to miss.

They’re revving up IWSG Day to make it more fun and interactive! 

Every month, they'll announce a question that members can answer in their IWSG Day post.

Today's Question:

How do you find the time to write in your busy day?


The question is so apropos, at least for me right now. With numerous things occurring at one time, you know all the usual stuff that life throws at you all at once. The truth is for several months I've found it difficult to find time to write, but at the same time, I have managed to cut out a few hours here and there to finish my Murderous Imaginings story Sheila's Murderous Mind. The final story will post on September 19th.


While life goes through many changes, I've found that more than ever I NEED to write. Writing is a haven when all else is upside down.


Next month my post will be written and posted from the beach! A chance for a writer's escape and the opportunity to get back to both of my WIP's. Heaven for sure!


What about you? 


Is writing your haven or more like the monkey on your back?
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I hope you're all looking forward to the next WEP Challenge.



This time, it's all about CONSTELLATIONS!

Despite being in October we're not pushing the Halloween side of the challenge, there are so many other flash fiction challenges for the ghost stories, but if you wish to go there for the WEP, please do!

It's an opportunity for many genres - science fiction, romance, non-fiction, fantasy, etc. So get that imagination working!


Sign up October 1st
Post your story October 19 through the 21st
Prizes awarded!

See you there!



38 comments:

  1. For me, writing is both heaven and the Monkey, lol. Sometimes, I just want to dive into a project, no matter what else needs attending to. Its a break from the mundane, the changes, the stress. Other times its one more thing on the to do list. I'd rather the monkey never leap from my back though- everyone needs a hobby, right?

    The beach; ah but everyone seems to be going to the beach. Maybe I should make my Halloween Constellation shine through a wave? Hmm, I'm liking this change :)

    Good luck juggling everything Yolanda. I know you can handle it - be sure to be beachin' at the beach and not just working.

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    1. I'm so looking forward to the journey, in more ways than one. Thanks, Donna, and yes, every one needs a hobby!

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  2. I hope that life slows down a little, giving you some respite, Yolanda. I don't know about a monkey on my shoulder - it's more like a gigantic ape at the moment. I need some serious re-programming and motivation. Off to the Alps next week and hope that the clean air will entice the ape away and fill me with new energy.Have a super month!!

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    1. How exciting, can't wait to read about your journey! I love the mountains as much as the beach! Have a great time!

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  3. The beach sounds like a wonderful place to write and to relax. Hope things settle down for you soon.

    Thoughts in Progress
    and MC Book Tours

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    1. Thanks Mason, I hope so too. I am looking forward to a new adventure!

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  4. Writing can be both a haven and a monkey on my back. Strange, now that I think about it. Your beach holiday sounds wonderful. What a wonderful setting to write and chill out. Cheers - Ellen

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    1. Hi, Ellen, thanks. I look forward to putting all my efforts into my WIPs. It's been too long, and the beach is always an inspiration.

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  5. Hi,
    It sounds like Constellations is going to be another great WEP Challenge. As for me, Writing is not only my haven, it is an essentiality like breathing. It is a need that my spirit needs, and I don't think I would exist without it.
    I hope you find that time for yourself when you escape.
    All the best.
    Shalom aleichem,
    Pat Garcia

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    1. I think it's a great idea, and as always I look forward to reading all the entries to see where it's taken the writers.
      Writing is essential, isn't it, and for some reason sharing it too! Thanks, Pat. Have a great week!

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  6. Writing is definitely my haven. Hope things settle down and you thoroughly enjoy the beach. :)

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    1. Regardless, Christine, I plan on enjoying the adventure! :)
      Writing is a haven for me too!

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  7. WEP sounds fun indeed. The monkey couldn't handle my craziness and got off my back years ago lol

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    1. You better be there for the WEP. I love reading your stories as much as your poetry! You have the right attitude, always! :)

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  8. Writing is BOTH my haven and the monkey on my back. I love drifting into the mindset I get when I'm writing, but until I finally get around to finishing at least one story, that monkey will always be hanging around. Good luck with finding time to write.

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    1. Thanks, Ken. I agree it can be both a blessing and a curse, but I wouldn't have it any other way! Good luck to you too!

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  9. I bet you'll get some writing done at the beach.
    For me, writing is a safe haven, and playing music even more so.

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    1. I sure hope so Alex, I'll give it my best!

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  10. I am determined to take part in the next WEP!
    Writing is definitely a haven, one that I have been missing lately! Even just being more active in the blogging world is making me so much happier. It's therapeutic! Enjoy your time at the beach :)

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    1. Hi, Laura, I hope you join us again. We've missed you. Blogging is great because of all the wonderful folks! Like you!

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  11. Hi, Renee,

    Glad you are taking some time for YOU.... the beach is always a lovely way to relax and recharge. Have a wonderful trip! You deserve it!

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    1. Hi, Michael, I know you understand. How is your new condo renovations going? Are you leaving Chicago for Florida soon?

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  12. Writing is both a have and therapy for me.

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    1. Me too, Diane. It's been wonderful therapy!

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  13. Well, I hope things settle down for you. Magic fingers crossed. :-)

    Anna from elements of emaginette

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    1. I'm going to make sure they do, thanks, emaginette!

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  14. So sorry, Yolanda. I understand how things happen like that. Hope you'll find some peaceful time soon.

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    1. It's not all bad, but definitely different! Those long walks on the beach will be a blessing!

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  15. (((Happy dance))) for writing with that view! Once the move is complete, hopefully you'll be more at peace and will be able to fill your days with writing! Wish I was closer to help! x

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    1. Thanks, Denise! It's certainly going to be an adventure, but nothing wrong with that! :)

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  16. Change is always difficult and time-consuming, but hopefully it will go easier from now on. Writing with a beach view definitely sounds like fun. For me, writing is an escape. I escape into my stories. When they are not there, waiting for me, I get cranky.

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    1. I know what you mean, it is an escape, but sometimes I need more than my imagination, so it's the beach and taking many many deep breathes to clear the mind and soul. Thanks, Olga! I think I've become a bit too cranky :)

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  17. For me it goes back and forth. Oh I hope your post include your view at the beach! :)

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  18. Writing and posting from the beach next month? That sounds like bliss!
    I hope that your life returns to some semblance of normality as soon as possible.

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  19. Writing has been a haven for me for so long now that it's making me depressed that I can't seem to focus on it! I know it will come back again but I miss the escape it has always provided.
    I hope you will have a wonderful time on the beach and enjoy your escape from whatever challenges life has been throwing at you. Take care!

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  20. A beach writing retreat. How lovely, enjoy! Writing is definitely a haven. At least, most of the time I'd think. I hope the changes are all for the better and that they go smoothly for you.
    Best always,
    Nila.

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  21. I think I could do with an escape to the beach right now... The dichotomy of writing still has me enthralled, for better or worse. I hope you get to give your WIPs the attention they deserve.

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  22. I hope you have a magnificent time at the beach! I wrote one of my short stories in one night in a hotel room on the Oregon coast. There's something about the sights and smells, and the overall feeling. Can you tell I'm missing the beach?

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