IWSG Feb 7, 2018: Genre Love

IWSG Badge-smIt’s the first Wednesday of the month and that means Insecure Writer’s  Support Group (IWSG) is enjoying its monthly blog fest invented by Alex J. Cavanaugh. IWSG is a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!

The awesome co-hosts for the February 7 posting of the IWSG are: Stephen Tremp, Pat Garcia, Angela Wooldridge, Victoria Marie Lees, and Madeline Mora-Summonte!

IWSG Question: What do you love about the genre you write in most often?

My Answer: My genre, memoirs, offer a peep hole into our life in Mexico while living on our sailboat, La Vita. I write to inspire, enlighten, & entertain in a style that makes my readers cry, cringe, & chuckle.

A steady barrage of medical challenges has dogged us from Mexico to France through USA, and back to Mexico. I fear my audience will abandon me if my blog evolves into a medical diary. My solution is to focus on human interest events I experienced.

For example, when Rick was in French hospital and I’m suspicious of a stranger’s offer of help. More recently, help magically appeared as I struggled to control a heavily loaded two-wheel dolly down a steep ramp.

Life is filled with dramatic and heart warming events. It’s exciting to watch for them and I delight sharing them with my readers.

I just read ‘s post It’s Never Too Late to Make a Fresh Start on IWSG as well as the comments. Wow, what an inspiring post and comments. I’m not the only one that gets stuck when dealing with life-consuming events.

Thank you for visiting and taking time to share your comments. It’s a joy to hear from you and I promise to visit you, too.

UPDATE: Wed Feb 7 @ 8:50am

I just read Joylene’s answer to IWSG Feb Blog Hop question. If the universe throws you a curve, consider following the advice she offers in her answer to this month’s Blog Hop:  https://cluculzwriter.blogspot.mx/

13 thoughts on “IWSG Feb 7, 2018: Genre Love

  1. Nothing takes it out of you like worrying about a loved ones’ health. I’m wishing you peace, regardless of how things turn out, and many more little moments with helpers and love.

    1. Thank you, Crystal for you support and wishes of peace. I believe helpers and love are all around us, too. They inspire and bring us joy and faith. Thank you for stopping and taking time to comment.

  2. No, you are not the only one dealing with unexpected surprises that takes the wind out of your sails. That is why the IWSG is a good place to be. WE encouraged each other. You were in France. I am assuming France or somewhere on the coast where the water is. I am about six hours away from Paris. Sending positive thoughts to you and your husband. Hoping he recovers soon and gets his strength back.
    Wishing you a lovely week and many reasons to smile.
    All the best.
    Shalom aleichem,
    Pat G @ EverythingMustChange

    1. Hi Pat,
      We flew to Europe in mid April 2016 and stayed in a home near La Rochelle, FR. This was my first visit to Europe and I loved it. We both wish we could have visited more countries. If we had known you, who knows, maybe we could have met and shared a cup of coffee. Thanks for your kind wishes. They are already working, ‘cuz I’m smiling! Thank you for co-hosting this months IWSG Blog Hop. It’s a great way to meet new people an share ideas.

    1. Hi Alex, Yes, those small moments are often the wind beneath our sails. I enjoy giving to others lifts my spirits also. Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to comment. You have a very big “to do” list.

  3. Those small moments are sometimes more memorable than the big things. Hope your husband recovers soon 🙂

    1. Hi Angela,
      I look for small opportunities to give and receive, these moments are so important. It feels so good to see smiles. Here’s a simple recent example.

      We live on our sailboat in Mexico. Housekeeping keeps the restroom and showers spotless. The pay for these jobs is shockingly low. A few weeks ago, I started hanging small donations on the door knob to their cleaning room. Last week, one of the works caught me in the act. She had the biggest grin! What fun. Thank you for visiting and taking time to comment.

  4. You’re both survivors, Lynn. No doubt about it. I’m amazed at how you face life’s struggles with such humanity and strength. You are a true mentor in more ways than you’ll ever realize. I am grateful to be your friend. We wish Rick and you our very best. Good things happen to good people. 2018 is your year. Blessings my friend.

    1. Hola Mi Amiga Joylene,
      I’m blushing as I read your comment.
      Life does have a way of challenging our priorities and where we focus our attention. I guess priorities & focus are two things we can control. Hopefully, 2018 will be pain free for all of us. With love and hugs.

    1. Hi Madeline, Thank you for visiting and good thoughts as we face our challenges. I like your mantra: Slow. Steady. Strong. Nice to discover it on your Blog Hop post.

  5. I like reading memoir. I especially like show biz stuff about celebrities and artists from the past or who spent a lot of time on the road. Reading about any life can be very interesting.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

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