Wednesday, May 5, 2021

THE REBIRTH OF YOUR WRITING... AN IWSG POST...


 Hi All,


Welcome to May's addition to the IWSG. Thanks to our founder, Alex J. Cavanaugh, writers are privileged once a month to speak their minds on writing and all the anxiety that goes with it. Feel free to join, if you haven't already! Here is Alex's sign up link:

Many writers hibernate during the winter months, and some do a lot of writing and others may not. I tend to write less in the winter months with so many distractions like the holidays and LOTS of snow to shovel. Winter leaves me lethargic and flat. Now that SPRING is here, I become inspired. Last week I traveled to Florida and when I returned back to NW IL, my charming, little town EXPLODED with color. Bright green leaves were infused with pink, white, coral, and yellow flowers. The hostas leaves grew at least a foot high,  and flowering shrubs dotted all the landscapes including my own. Lilacs scented the air adding an invigorating charge to my senses. How can anyone not be inspired by the rebirth of nature? Right? 

Immediately I began scribbling out new ideas for my next novel, even though I currently have not finished my WIP. It is time for something NEW. Sometimes we have to leave our current works and start on something fresh. Then, in a few weeks, we can go back to our former works with new excitement. So that is my advice to all writers who are coming out of their winter slump. Enjoy the SPRING and all its glory. Put down your dusty current MS and bring to life an exciting new idea. 

I hope and pray that you are all well. Covid has certainly brought us all down and into a place where our creativity was/is certainly stifled. I have only had my first Covid shot and am scheduled for the second in less than two weeks. I am nervous though because so many people have more severe reactions to the second shot. Keeping a positive attitude can help, but so can prayers and good vibes. Wishing all of you the same during your vaccination.

HAVE and AMAZING IWSG day!


12 comments:

  1. Winter tends to drain me as well, especially with how little sunlight there can get in Michigan. I get so happy when spring rolls around.

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  2. I like to hunker down and write in the winter when I don't go out as much. Glad your town is exploding with color. My tulips are already out since it's been so warm.

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  3. Looking forward to my lilacs. Sounds like we are a bit behind you. Not too far, though. Happy spring!

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  4. Congrats on a new beginning. Hope the inspiration holds. :-)

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  5. I love the blooming of spring flowers. After living so many years in Upstate New York, I'm still not used to being stuck in a place where there's only one day of snow each winter, if that. It feels more natural for the earth to come back into flower after many months of snow and cold.

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  6. Glad the spring has inspired you! Hope the second shot doesn't kick your butt.
    And sorry, but this post just showed up in my Feedly this morning!

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  7. Hi Michael - I'm sure the jab will be fine and then you'll be even more protected. Good luck with the new projects ... stay safe - Hilary

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  8. Enjoy your spring growth and new project. No jab here if I can help it.

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  9. Happy spring! How wonderful to see all those flowers blooming!

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  10. Spring is most welcome! The flowers make everything better.
    Good luck with your excitement for your words!

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  11. I'm glad spring has inspired you. And I did start a new, fun story just yesterday. :)

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  12. Yay for a new story idea! And for being vaccinated! I've got my second one this Friday!

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