Insecure Writers Support Group for August is here. Special thanks to Alex for creating and hosting this monthly meme. I also want to thank Alex's co-hosts M. Pax, Karen Walker, and Melissa Maygrove.
Last month was a challenging one. I'd like to have the month over to do a redo, please. Can I borrow someone's time machine? That would be great. In short, my kids got lice of all things and gave it to me. In the summer, no less! Wahoo! #goodtimes. That left me mostly worrying about nit-combing, cleaning, washing multiple times until my hands were raw and my brain was addled. By the end of week one, I felt like a Chimpanzee mother, fine-tooth-combing her young for bugs, much like the picture here. You can't imagine what one goes through when lice happens. If you want to read an informative and quite hilarious post about Lice, Lice, Lice, yeah (80's song reference) ...check out Elise Fallson's post. With back to school on the horizon, you'll may want may find this post an invaluable resource. I did. :)
So, you may be asking what does this have to with IWSG? Well, nothing can derogate your writing mojo and security like a good case head lice. *scratches head*
Head lice aside, I finally got rid of those pesky bugs and just in time for our family vacation. Yes, we writers have to have those every now and then. We ended up heading to Orlando, which is a few hours away from me and took the kids to Universal. One of the best parts of the trip was the Harry Potter experience. In a word: awesome! Hanging with the fam gave me fantastic memories and a great perspective that helped tamper down my insecurities for July. As I was leaving HP land, I took a picture of this poster that Universal sported to cover up their construction mess. When I read it, I spoke to me.
|Can you feel it too?|