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Wednesday, January 6, 2021

IWSG January 2021 Eyes On the Road Ahead


Welcome readers, writers, authors, and bloggers!

For the first time this year, it’s the First Wednesday of the month when we celebrate IWSG Day, in the form of a blog hop featuring all of the members of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group. Founded by Alex Cavanaugh and fostered by like-minded associates, IWSG is a place to share the fabulous views and exciting news that occurs along our fascinating writing journeys. Pull up a chair and join us!

Our awesome co-hosts for this month’s posting of the IWSG are  Ronel Janse van Vuuren , J Lenni Dorner, Gwen Gardner Sandra Cox, and Louise - Fundy Blue!

I don’t know about you, but I’m taking the fact that this New Year began on a Friday as a good omen! Happy New Year, everyone!  

Today is National Epiphany Day! Have you had yours today?

I didn’t quite reach my goal of 52 short stories by year’s end for anyone keeping track. But, 44 out of 52 isn’t too bad, considering how uninspiring last year was.  I read 25 books and thoroughly enjoyed all but one.  Because I don’t relish the thought of getting – or giving - bad reviews, that’s all I’ll say about that for now ;-) And, thanks to my lovely daughter, I got the long-awaited blue-star tree topper!  

Fish cough. Did you just do a double-take? I sure did the first time I saw those two words strung together. I couldn’t fathom such an idea as factual. It couldn’t be true. But it is! In addition, fish yawn on occasion and are frequently known to burp as well. The perfectly scientific fact is that, let’s face it, our seas and waterways aren’t always as pristine as we’d like to think they are (and it’s not necessarily human-caused pollution.) Luckily, and likely by design, whenever bits of particulate matter becomes lodged in their gill rakes, fish are equipped to ‘cough’ them out.  Six days into the New Year, and I’m inspired!  

Fun Fact: Since founding the Imagination Library in 1995, Dolly Parton has donated 100 million books to children.

That’s all for this time, friends.  Until again, be well. Keep your eyes on the road ahead, and be inspired.

Happy writing!