Wednesday, September 6, 2017

IWSG - Life So Far

Hi IWSG, friends!  I'm behind schedule for my IWSG posts, but not to worry.  I'm still plenty insecure about my writing so we're good.
Special thanks to Alex J. Cavanaugh, the creator of IWSG and also this month's dynamic support team, Tyrean Martinson, Tara Tyler, Raimey Gallant, and Beverly Stowe McClure!

September's ISWG question is Have you ever surprised yourself with your writing? For example, by trying a new genre you didn't think you'd be comfortable in??

For me, this is a tough question.  I usually just write what I feel, nothing more.  But I have written in a style that I describe as a somewhat detached sentiment of the first person.  It's hard to explain only that it was based on the character and their thought process.  It's was incredibly challenging and in that sense, I was surprised by the result.

Life So Far

To give you an update on things so far, last year, if you recall our house had a flood.  It took nearly a year to get all the everything fixed.  And of course, while we were at it, we had other major repairs to do.  In short, we had non-stop renovations and it was near impossible to get any true writing done. Now we have somewhat finalized things so I finally feel at peace.  I could go into the particulars but then...

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...there's a part of me that doesn't want to go there.  I survived so let's leave it at that.  Since as recently as a week ago, I've been settled back into a workflow that I feel has promise.  

What about you?  How were you surprised with your writing?

UPDATE:  Wish us South Floridians luck as we wait for Hurricane Irma!  It looks like it will be a doozie!  Yikes! 

Mina B.

7 comments:

Laura Clipson said...

It sounds like you've had a stressful time lately. Glad you're settling back into a routine.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Glad those repairs are done. A year is a long time.
Prayers for you as Irma approaches.

Natalie Aguirre said...

Glad your repairs are done. Hope you don't have more flooding with Irma. My mom lives down there and I'm worried.

Fundy Blue said...

Hi, Mina! I'm make the late night rounds as an IWSG member. I have CNN on in the background right now listening to all the hurricane news. I've had all the people in the path of this horrific storm in my thoughts and prayers for a couple of days now. Yesterday I flew from Denver to Victoria, and it was unbelievable smoke all the way. It seems like the northwest is burning and the southeast is drowning! Crazy! Crazy! I hope that you are in a safe place should the storm hit where you are. I'm still hoping it turns radically to the northeast and blows itself out in the Atlantic. And you've already been through a flood! My goodness!! Take care, and good luck with your writing in September. I do hope that you'll be okay!

Carole Anne Carr said...

So sorry to hear what you have been through. We are a long way away but we are following the awful hurricane news and hoping that you are all safe!

Karen Lynn said...

Glad you're recovering from your flood, and that life is getting back to normal.Happy writing!

Heather R. Holden said...

Oh, ack, so sorry you were in the path of Irma, and that life in general has been stressful for you lately, too. Best of luck with your work!