Mama Diaries

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

IWSG August Post

 


I know. I'm seriously late with this. But I have a good excuse. I'm preparing to get married. That's on top of my already busy schedule. So, it's been kind of a whirlwind around here. Anyway, better late than never.

So, the question is, do I write to please other people, or do I write whatever I feel like writing? The answer is the latter. There are people who write whatever is trending at the time. Not me. I write whatever inspires me. The way I see it, if you're always jumping on the bandwagon, you get lost in the crowd. Maybe you'll be the next big thing. Maybe not. If I'm writing what I want to write, then chances are I'm enjoying it. And that's what it's all about. That's why we put all those hours in. To tell our stories.


Speaking of writing, I'm almost done with the last manuscript of the Bubba and Squirt series. I had to go on vacation to do it—at the beach. My muse works best there. Most people park themselves on a chaise and read a book. I write books. So much fun!  


Where do you write best? Do you write what people want or do your own thing?


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                                                         View from my hotel balcony. 

29 comments:

  1. Many congratulations on my coming marriage Sherry. Lovely news! x

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  2. Very happy news and best wishes to you <3

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  3. Congratulations, Sherry. Getting away is best to be able to concentrate writing.

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    1. I seriously need to get away again. I haven't had one moment to write another word in my manuscript since my vacation. It's ridiculous to be this busy! LOL!

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  4. Wow, Sherry - congratulations on your upcoming wedding, dear friend! That's a big surprise, and I thank you for letting us know. This is indeed a busy and exciting time in your life.

    I like your answer to the question. You don't want your books to be calculated. You need to create characters you care about and follow your passion as you write stories for them. That's exactly what you have been doing, and I admire you for it.

    Based on that breathtaking view from your hotel balcony at the beach, it's no wonder you found your muse. I think most of my ideas come in the days after I have returned from a vacation or hiatus, because I have a clearer mind and renewed vigor.

    Thanks for visiting me today, dear friend Sherry. I wish you and your special someone all the best!

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    1. Thank you! It's nice to take a break from the busy-ness of life. When things slow down, my creative muse is able to get things done!

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  5. OH! MY! Gosh! Sherry! Congratulations on your upcoming marriage. All the blessings in the world to you, my dear! Truly wonderful news!

    My favorite place to write is walking in the woods. Of course, I need to tape my notes or bring along a notebook. All best to you!

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    1. Thank you! The woods are very peaceful, so I understand how it's a great place to write.

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  6. Congratulations! That is one awesome reason.

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    1. Thank you! He's a great guy. I feel very fortunate to have a second chance at love!

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  7. Congrats on your marriage! I'm so happy for you and wish you all the best.

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  8. Congrats on the upcoming wedding, will your dog wear a bowtie?

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    1. Thank you! No, Klaus isn't coming. We're having a destination wedding.

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  9. What better excuse for things being late than a marriage! Congratulations to you and your intended X

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  10. Are you really late for August, or are you really early for September? ;) Congrats on your wedding.

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    1. Whoops, forgot to add in my name...

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    2. If I had September's question, I'd be early. LOL! Yeah, it's getting a little annoying having to type in my name and URL address every time I want to comment. Even on my own blog. I've tried to change the cookie settings, but that didn't work either. I'm sorry if you have the aggravation of going through it here, too! Thanks for the congratulations!

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  11. Congrats!! Totally a valid reason for posting late. I hope your wedding goes well and everything is perfect!

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    1. Thank you! Even if it's not all perfect, I'm marrying a great guy, so I'm extremely grateful for that!

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  12. You have two excellent excuses for posting late this month. Huge congratulations!

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  13. Congratulations, Sherry! That's excllent news.I got married a couple of weeks ago myself.

    Blue

    My new address: https://thatbluegrumpster.blogspot.com/

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    1. Oh, wow! Congratulations to you, too! I wish you many years of happiness!

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  14. Good for you, writing what you like rather than jumping on a trend. I do hope you have a very happy wedding and make some wonderful memories.

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