It's the first Wednesday
of the month ~
the day when members of the
Insecure Writer's Support Group
share their writing struggles
and offer their encouragement
and support to other members.
To visit the IWSG website, click here.
To become a member of the IWSG, click here.
Our wonderful co-hosts who are stepping up to help IWSG founder Alex J. Cavanaugh are:
Megan Morgan , Chris Votey, Viola Fury, Christine Rains, Madeline Mora-Summonte, L.G. Keltner, Rachna Chhabria, and Patricia Lynne.
I hope you have a chance to visit them and thank them for co-hosting.
I'm sure they would appreciate an encouraging comment!
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Happy April to all the IWSG members making the rounds today!
I'm sending positive thoughts, a shot of energy, and a big hug
to all of the IWSG members who are participating in
the marathon A to Z Challenge.
You're braver and tougher than I am!
I am currently winging it over the blue Pacific, and
I am wondering how other writers write while traveling.
One Big Ocean
I've been in Waikiki for the past five weeks,
and the tropical air and sunshine on sparkling water
have left me feeling stronger and healthier
than I have in many years.
Paddle Boarding at Fort DeRussy
This month I've gotten back on track with writing,
and it feels so good after my drought at the beginning of the year.
A hotel room is a good place to write.
But it's tricky when your room doesn't come with internet.
My little hotel only has wifi in its lobbyand in the breezeway between the lobby and the pool.
The Lobby at the Royal Grove,
The Other Half of the Lobby
Working in the Breezeway
And therein lies the
With good friends, marathon talkers, piano players, card players,
hula dancers, excited kiddos splashing in the pool,
and a feathered squawker,
it's hard to concentrate in the lobby area.
This is not a Waikiki resort;
this hotel is family with friends returning year after year!
Emilio Rules the Roost in the Lobby
He sings, whistles, squawks, and bites!
Monday Night Music and Dancing
And I'll tell you right now,
free wifi in the bars is not conducive to work!
Umbrella Drink in Paradise
The Shore Bird at the Outrigger Reef
But Terry came to my rescue with a solution;
it turns out we can pick up the hotel wifi in the bathroom!
In business for sure!
A writer's gotta do what a writer's gotta do!
In the interest of truth,
I'm finishing this post in my hotel bathroom,
on the comfy throne, not the porcelain throne.
But chances are when you read it,
I will be winging across the Pacific
on my way home to Colorado.
So, yes, I'd love to hear your thoughts
about writing while traveling;
but, even more,
I'd like to hear about some of the funny places
you've found yourself writing!
Happy writing in April!
Waikiki at Twilight