Insecure Writers Support Group: From a place of abundance

This is my monthly post as part of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group, a great group of supportive writers, helping one another through our writing ups-and-downs.

There is also a great Facebook Community for more daily connection!  More posts from the group are tagged on Twitter at #IWSG, and be sure to check out the Twitter account and the new Instagram as well!

Another month, another project! I’m actually very excited this month, as I think I’ve stumbled on an idea for the Anthology Contest! Middle Reader is the reading level I’ve been exploring lately for other projects, so I’ve been somewhat ensconced in it of late. Historical – well, historical anything is my first love. Of course, then they have to go and say “anything before 2000” which just made ME feel old. However, I can use that to my advantage. At least, that’s how I’m going to frame it in my mind. 

So, my story is going to be set in the town of my youth. In the time of my youth. I’m going to play with the time a little bit, the Main Character will be younger than I was at the time I’m setting my story, but I’m actually looking forward to playing with a time and place that is so familiar to me!Now, to figure out just what she is going to be up to. What will help it fit to the theme of “Voyagers”? I’m also trying to decide if she will be involved in more of a journey, or if there will be a fantasy element that creeps into the story.

So many decisions! And, I do have to say, it’s exciting to have these decisions to make. To have ideas sprouting up in my mind. As my posts over the past few years for IWSG show, it’s been far too long since I’ve had this kind of creativity flowing through me. And, I think because it has been so long, I am certainly doing some reflecting on what is different, what is helping to contribute to this resurgence of creative energy.

It’s nice to be reflecting from a place of abundance rather than scarcity. So I’m going to do some real reflecting, and write down some of those things. That way, when I hit those places of scarcity I have something tangible that I can look to in order to see what helped me previously.


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