IWSG and Weekly News

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Welcome back to another posting of The Insecure Writer’s Support Group (IWSG). Time once again for a virtual gathering of twitching laptop-chained writers. We may require coffee and chocolate to stay engaged, but those are at hand. Yum. 😉

Thank you to this month’s co-hosts:  Tamara Narayan, Patsy Collins, M.J. Fifield, and Nicohle Christopherson!

The question this month relates to dusting off really old stories. I personally do not have that experience, so I’ll instead trumpet some good news about my WIP. I just found out that my submission in a local writing contest garnered me 3rd place in the science fiction/fantasy category. Woo-hoo! I’m even more pleased to know that it underwent further development before being sent to another contest, which bodes well for a higher place. My fingers are most definitely crossed.

 

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Time for some news. March is here! I cannot believe it is finally here. I need spring. I want warm weather and long days, and summer … I can’t wait for summer. I know I’m ahead of myself. Shut up. Let me fantasize. Ah…

This first story has an amazing shot of a UFO. Wait, it’s a jellyfish. They do not seem equivalent, but you need to take a look and decide for yourself.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/jellyfish-ufo-american-samoa_us_58b604d6e4b060480e0cb577?section=us_weird-news

This next story makes me proud of the next generation. Too many people forget to acknowledge how many really good kids are out there.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/puppy-trapped-well-robot-arm-istanbul_us_58adc905e4b04a0b274ee203?section=us_weird-news

The jellyfish picture made me long to look at other ocean images. So much beauty in our largely unexplored depths.

http://www.livescience.com/58017-amazing-underwater-photos.html

That will do it for me. See you in seven.

 

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About kimlajevardi

I am a forty-something-year-old writer. I'm currently drafting my second book. I've also written short stories, poems, and some non-fiction over the last several years. My interest in writing formed during countless hours with my nose tucked in books. I may have even been clutching a novel as I was born. :)
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6 Responses to IWSG and Weekly News

  1. lexacain says:

    Yay for the 3rd place and good luck on the new contest!! Jellyfish- eek! Puppy – adorable! You’re right, the news doesn’t carry enough sweet stories like this. Yay for those Turkish students. The undersea photos were awesome-sauce! Thanks for the links!

    I mentioned you in my Celebrate hop post today –> http://lexacain.blogspot.com.eg/2017/03/celebrate-keep-on-keeping-on-giveaways.html

  2. spunkonastick says:

    Fingers crossed for sure!

    Those underwater shots were gorgeous.

  3. Congratulations! And cool – my favorite genre.
    Those jellyfish did look like UFOs.

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