IWSG and Weekly News

Welcome back to another posting for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group (IWSG). The first Wednesday of every month participating writers hop between each others blogs to commiserate with all of the ups and downs of this crazy authorial journey. If you’re curious, check out the blogs of our illustrious co-hosts: Diedre Knight, Douglas Thomas Greening, Nick Wilford, and Diane Burton!  

The optional question this month is November is National Novel Writing Month. Have you ever participated? If not, why not?

No, I haven’t participated in NaNo. The primary reason is because I always seem to be mid-project whenever it rolls around. Fast drafting, at least for me, works best when I’m at the beginning. Being halfway through means I am often somewhere in the editing process, and that is not a place where over 1600 words per day is likely. So, no NaNo. But I can share fun news for those of you who are participating.

My first news morsel today is a link about a cat con which features Nicolas Cage. Did you all know he was an internet famous cat dad?

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/catcon-nicolas-cage-art-exhibit_n_632bf2eee4b09d8701bc2a21

It turns out sex may have been a far more powerful tool than violence in wiping out the Neanderthals. I heart science.

https://phys.org/news/2022-10-neanderthal-extinction-sex.html

One last piece of entertainment before I go–a song. Enjoy and I’ll see you in seven.

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Weekly News

Welcome to the final Wednesday of October 2022. Fast does not begin to describe the speed with which October has come and mostly gone. Halloween is Monday, y’all. I am shocked. The only way to get over my age-related time experience is some distracting news, I guess. 🙂

Care for a bite?

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/baker-makes-han-solo-bread_n_634b5edee4b0e376dc0d3b0a

In science news this week, some pretty cool eclipse pics. I love a good eclipse!

https://www.livescience.com/solar-eclipse-photos-october-2022

I leave you with a song. Enjoy and I’ll see you in seven.

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Week Off

I’m attending a friend’s book launch tonight, so I’m taking a week off my blog. See you in seven.

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Weekly News

Happy Hump Day, Y’all! We’re in the best season of the year, and the weather is perfect in my neck of the woods. I’m in a good mood if you couldn’t tell. Let me share the love with some news and a song.

My first link up tonight tells the tale of the bestest seal ever. Check him out!

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/shoebert-seal-surrenders-at-police-station_n_632dd598e4b0695c1d81bd66

In science news, SUCCESS!

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/dart-mission-deflected-asteroid-for-planetary-defense

I leave you with a song. Enjoy and I’ll see you in seven.

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Weekly News and IWSG

Welcome to another monthly post of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group (IWSG). It’s the time of the month when twittering keyboard monkeys hop between blogs to commiserate with other twittering keyboard monkeys. Join in the fun by clicking on the image above.

Our awesome co-hosts for the October 5th posting are:  Tonja Drecker, Victoria Marie Lees, Mary Aalgaard, and Sandra Cox!

Optional questionWhat do you consider the best characteristics of your favorite genre?

Well, one of my favorite genres is fantasy. The reason why is first and foremost because of the adventure, but my love of the genre also derives from the presence of magic, the range of creatures (especially dragons!), the incredible world-building, and badass, sword-wielding heroines. I could go on and on, but it’s time for some news.

The first story up tonight is another example of one animal adopting another, and I’m a sucker for these stories.

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/german-cows-adopt-boar-piglet_n_633602d1e4b0e376dbf51fc3

In science news, a Nobel prize awarded for molecular Legos. That makes my inner child very happy.

I leave you with a musical earworm. Enjoy and I’ll see you in seven.

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Week Off

See you in seven.

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Weekly News

Happy September 21st. It is the eve before the fall equinox, and my corner of the world is marking it with some rain. As I’m currently under a blankie eating yummy pho, tonight’s post is a music post. Enjoy and I’ll see you in seven.

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Week Off

See you in seven.

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IWSG and Weekly News

Welcome back to another posting of The Insecure Writer’s Support Group (IWSG). If you haven’t already clicked on the image above and gotten whisked away for a virtual tour, what are you waiting for? This month I’m one of the co-hosts along with several wonderful other writers. Give their blogs a visit. Cathrina Constantine, Natalie Aguirre, Olga Godim, Michelle Wallace, and Louise – Fundy Blue!

September 7 question – What genre would be the worst one for you to tackle and why?

That’s an easy one. I’m not a romance writer. Could I tackle small romance elements that are secondary? Yes. But in terms of it being the focus of the story, I’m not your girl. It’s just not of interest to me. I get all squeamish if the book I’m reading begins to focus on a romantic relationship for too long, and I honestly will skip pages if I can. It’s just not my jam. So, I leave it to the talented writers out that who love romance and who write it passionately. That’s what the readers deserve. Now that I’ve been serious for several consecutive minutes, it’s time for some fun. Or, more precisely, some fun news.

This first story needs only two words to express what I felt when I saw it: um … what?

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/girl-walking-emotional-support-alligator-leash-love-park_n_630d2504e4b065bfc4b12b8b

In science news today, I have a gift for all my writer friends. Demon ducks. Do with it what you will. I heart science!

I leave you with a song. Enjoy and I’ll see you in seven.

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Weekly News

Happy Wednesday! We’re rounding out August and plowing toward fall. Fall! I would insert a Gif of playing in the leaves if this wasn’t my official blog.

Ah, heck with that. Here you go—

Now that I’ve had my fun, time to share some news and a song. This first story involves a very unusual way to use a pumpkin.

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/duane-hansen-pumpkin-boat_n_630e2df9e4b063d5e61efab0

In science news, keep your eyes on the sky this weekend. Good luck, NASA!

https://www.livescience.com/nasa-announces-second-artemis-launch-date

I leave you with a song. Enjoy! I’ll see you in seven.

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