Wednesday, August 6, 2014

The IWSG... Finally

Today is one of the days I enjoy about the first of the month. The first Wednesday of each month is the Insecure Writers' Support Group created by the great Ninja Captain Alex Cavanaugh. Go link up and join this band of amazing writers and make a few friends along the way.

My topic for the IWSG is your real support group. Do you have those people that cheer you on in your writing? Do you have those that tell you the truth? Do you have someone who loves you no matter what? Surround yourself with people who encourage your creativity, inspire, give constructive criticism, and make you a better you.

There will always be those that try to tear you down. The only way they can is if you allow them. You are only the best you possible when YOU believe in YOU.

I stopped writing for a long time when I asked for one opinion. One person shot me down, and I allowed that negativity to destroy the flow of words. It's one opinion. I am a writer. I write my life. There is no greater joy than to share my work with others. But, I write for me. Writing is like breathing.

Take a deep breath fellow writer. Take a long look to the road ahead, and get ready. The blank page awaits.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Oh Look! I'm Back!

I miss blogging. Life gets busy, and things get sacrificed. Writing should not be one of those things. And yes, I keep saying I'm going to get my blog up and running again, but I think this time is the right time. It's the busiest, craziest, most out of control time of the year...... but I see it as a time to reinvent ourselves.

My fabulous four and I will be starting a new school year. The summer has flown by, don't you think? My challenge to those that might read this..... embrace the small moments and make as many memories as possible. It's going to be a grand few months ahead.

We may not have it all together but we are together and that's all that matters. Have a great end of the summer everyone! Just so you know.... at our house my sweet son has declared from now on every Monday be Chocolate Mondays! This is how we are celebrating..... Chocolate Birthday Bark.

Go.... celebrate.... enjoy!