Wednesday, November 1, 2023

IWSG: Wednesday, November 1, 2023 ~ To NANO or Not

It's the first Wednesday of the month,
the day that 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 J. Cavanaugh are PJ ColandoJean DavisLisa Buie Collard, and Deidre Knight!
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 announces 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: 
November is National Novel Writing Month. Have you ever participated? If not, why not?

Happy November, Everyone!  
If you are celebrating American Thanksgiving this month,
I hope you have fun with family and friends and eat too much delicious food!
If not, have a great November!

Kevin and Noreen Working on a Thanksgiving Dish
Breckenridge, Colorado, USA
November 27, 2014
© M. Louise (MacBeath) Barbour/Fundy Blue
All Rights Reserved

This month's IWSG question is easier than last month's.
Good thing too, because if I've figured out the International Date Line correctly,
I'll be in Bay of Islands, New Zealand on IWSG Day.
So I'm writing this two days before we leave on an early flight to board our ship in Honolulu.
As you can imagine, I'm busy packing and getting ready to go.

I've participated in National Novel Writing Month at least twice,
also in two NANO camps.
I did so to push my writing count up, and it worked for sure, 
because I hit the word count goals!

However, my participation really stressed me out.
November is typically a jam-packed month for me 
with Thanksgiving, getting ready for Christmas, and family events. 
April is less busy, but then I'm a Canadian beaver, 
so busy is my usual mode ~ lol!


I'm not participating in NANO this year because I'm traveling.
I don't know at this point if I'll participate in NANO again.
As Terry always says to me, "We'll see."

I'm trying to get him to walk over the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge with me,
and he is still saying, "We'll see."
With or without him, I'm going over that bridge!

Sydney Harbour Bridge
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

I'll visit around after I return home.  
Enjoy IWSG Day!  And a big thank you to the co-hosts!   
Stay happy, healthy, and safe.
Fingers crossed that this publishes automatically when I'm on the other side of the world!

Ready for a New Adventure!
Smith's Cove, Nova Scotia, Canada
July 23, 2023
© M. Louise (MacBeath) Barbour/Fundy Blue
All Rights Reserved

Till next time ~
Fundy Blue