It is IWSG Time!
IWSG is a writers' support group created and led by Alex Cavanaugh.
Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!
This group is an immense help to many of us who do not mind sharing our insecurities, our successes, or giving encouragement and support to others.
So, if you are interested and would like to join, the link below will lead you directly to us.
The awesome co-hosts for the December 1 posting of the IWSG are PJ Colando, Diane Burton, Louise – Fundy Blue, Natalie Aguirre, and Jacqui Murray!
Submissions: Turn The Light On into the KCT International Literary "TREAT" Award Contest (Still Outstanding)
Rejection: A Portrait of Daisy Dee, Fiction, The Writer, Short Story Contest (Even though this story was rejected by the editor, I received a letter with very helpful feedback.)
Forgetting A Word In My Native Language
I enjoy being able to speak more than one language. However, it frustrates me tremendously when I can't call up the right word I want to use from my native language when I write. I must search for it. Most of the time, it is a simple word, an everyday idiom, or slang. It gets really complicated when I am looking for a term people use in the Deep South. Often, I have to do a word search by writing the word in one of the languages I know and then googling it before I go to a thesaurus, to check out the different terms related to that word, or I skype with one of my sisters who taught English and still has a good grip on the language back home in the Deep South.
Wishing all of you a lovely Advent Season and a Merry Christmas.
Stay healthy, and I hope you cross over safely into the New Year.