It's the first Wednesday of the month:
the day when members of the
Insecure Writer's Support Group
share their writing struggles
and writing successes
and offer their encouragement
and support to fellow writers.
To visit the IWSG website, click here.
To become a member of the IWSG, click here.
Our wonderful co-hosts who are volunteering today,
along with IWSG founder Alex Cavanaugh are:
Mary Aalgaard, Bish Denham, Jennifer Hawes,
Diane Burton, and Gwen Gardner
I hope you have a chance to visit today's hosts and thank them for co-hosting.
I'm sure they would appreciate a visit and an encouraging comment.
Every month the IWSG poses a question
that members can answer with advice, insight,
a personal experience, or a story in their IWSG posts.
Or, the question can inspire members
if they aren't sure what to write about on IWSG Day.
Remember the question is optional.
This month's featured question is:
How do you celebrate when you achieve a writing goal/finish a story?
How do I celebrate ...
I crack open a bottle of Dom Pérignon,
drink it quickly,
jump up on the nearest table,
and dance madly!
Okay, that was in my glory days,
and the champagne was not Dom Pérignon.
Now l fall into bed and sleep more than eight hours.
That's because I often stay up until three or four a.m.
to finish a project, and then I'm wiped out.
I have lived plenty, but not learned!
Meanwhile I'm still in Hawaii.
My internet connection hasn't been working so well,
so I write in my room and head to the Waikiki Apple store
to do anything that requires the internet.
I'm a regular at the store's Studio Hours,
and the trainers are awesome!
Exploring Another Form of Story Telling with Friends
Marianne, Carolyn, Peter, and Louise (Me)
Cultural Programming, Royal Hawaiian Center
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
March 6, 2018
Thanks Carolyn or Marianne for the photo!
the Insecure Writers Support Group
was to read five books by IWSG authors.
This year I'm aiming for eight,
and in February I read Flaming Crimes by Chrys Fey.
Chrys's Flaming Crimes was an enjoyable and romantic read.
The threat of a devastating fire lurked throughout the story,
adding to the suspense of the mystery.
As I discovered after starting the book, it is the fourth
in a series of disaster crimes about characters Beth and Donovan Goldwyn.
It succeeded as a stand alone novel, because Fey adds just enough background,
to catch you up on the couple’s harrowing past
without giving away too much to spoil the earlier books in the series.
Beth and Donovan are happily married and pursuing their careers:
Beth as the owner of The Fighting Chance where she teaches women self defense
and Donovan as a monster truck racing competitor.
After all the dangerous challenges of their past,
the two are settling into married life and trying to start a family.
It’s the calm before the latest storm,
because Beth must suddenly fire an assistant instructor
for sexually preying on a student,
and Donovan becomes a victim of life-threatening sabotage.
Meanwhile wildfires ravishing Central Florida grow closer and closer to their home.
With the help of their good friend Detective Thorn,
they work to solve the mystery of who is cutting brake lines on Donovan’s monster truck
and who is leaving disturbing, bloody messages at their home.
Is it the disgruntled employee fired from Beth’s studio,
or a jealous competitor from the monster truck world?
Or could it be someone from their past,
even though their former enemies are vanquished or behind bars?
Is Beth the ultimate target? Or Donovan? Or both?
A horrific fire erupts by their home and the two fight to save it.
But unexpectedly they contend with a chilling and psychotic enemy
determined to destroy them and the future they are building together.
Will they survive the deadly fire and the deadly hunter?
you’ll have to read it to find out!
It was a satisfying and well-written read!
I will read the series, with the first of the series,
Hurricane Crimes, at the top of the list.