...A top 10 for the year known as -whispering- 2017... (I get it, like, so...eleven days ago.)
#1- Posted for #IWSG on the required 1st Wednesday of every month.
Details…details… Not much to ask, right?
Following said instruction with the included advice from my very well-meaning, makes me smile because her brain stem tingles at a rate faster than mine, baby sister, “You can schedule those…” Yeah, thanks. And, she is right. And, because self-deprecation is something I no longer indulge, inhale or include in my personal evaluations, my response is, “Brilliant.”
#2- I could’ve, would’ve, should’ve answered the damn questions in the monthly writing prompt.
Questions? Yes, it’s that easy.
As usual, I have a way of veering in a direction less traveled and impressively farthest from any ones cares. My rantings surely touch home base with my doppelganger, wherever she, or he, may reside and what a curious thought, do these strangely familiar individuals act like you or simply possess your devastatingly impressive looks? (Note to self: too freaky to research further.)
#3- Splurged in the wealth of information and sane advice from other Insecure Writers Group members.
Why haven’t I?
This is the real question, but one I shall relish in remedying. The site is filled with valuable, relatable, inspiring articles. If I reached out to Insecure Writers creator, Alex Cavanaugh or his helpers, without hesitation, they respond. It’s true, he has talked to me before. (An event in comments I am sure he remembers.) Also, a quality only occasionally found within these fickle writer-type creatures, well-intentioned, but most-times distracted.
The fresh theme at IWSG begs you to dive into the library and, do what? begin…unabashed, belly-flop back flat with no hesitation or fears. The Write Life for year #dos has listed #IWSG as one of its 2018 top 100 websites for writers, sectioned under Writing Communities. Bravo team! Hu, hu, huzza!
#4- I could’ve, would’ve, should’ve made time for me in whatever crazy spaces I inhabited.
Poof! Recently zapped by an acquired Hogwart’s magic wand, I remember what I’ve always known. Time is elusive and not guaranteed. Whenever feeling the need to justify my situation, instead use solutions, like, this phone has notes & a voice recorder!
I will, going forward, utilize commuting and wait times wherever this life finds me. I am sure there are a million other squandered opportunities my wayward identical twin or inspired sister will unearth in a blaring beacon of light further awakening my dragon, who now, by the way, works for me.
My eyes, my eyes, these, I need ‘computer reading glasses’ tired, inflamed eyes will embrace most assured.
#5- Shown NO fear of splashing, zinging, singing.
La, la la…
Why not? be gallant in…everything, especially life’s missteps.