Welcome readers, writers, authors, and bloggers!
For the fifth 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:
I know I say this every year, but that's because it bears repeating – It's National Get Caught Reading Month! I'm reading my 14th book (so far) this year. What are you reading?
Before long, I'll get back to writing again. Unlike my previous work, I'm writing as a Planner rather than a Panster. But here's the thing; I wrote the first seven or eight chapters as a panster. But that was before life (never to be outdone) lobbed tiny hardballs of hardships and sudden halleluiahs. Oh yes, and COVID. It's relatively easy to get back to reading after a distraction or two. Distractions while writing had the effect of letting the air out of my tires.
Now that kids are, for the most part, back in school, distractions are fewer. Switching to planning as part of my Plan B was just what I needed to get rolling again ;-) By the way, May is Homeschool awareness Month, though I'm fairly certain few are unaware.
Have you ever switched gears?
On this day in 1816, a poem by an as yet unknown writer was published in a local weekly paper. The sonnet and those that followed fueled deep admiration for the young romantic lyric poet whose reputation continued to grow long after his early demise. His first publication could easily be my favorite:
"To Solitude" by John Keats
This month's IWSG optional question is:
Has any of your readers ever responded to your writing in a way that you didn't expect? If so, did it surprise you?
Since I write with no expectations, I'm pretty much always surprised ;-)
"Usually, the triumph of my day is, you know, everyone making it to the potty." ~ Julia Roberts