Wednesday, November 7, 2018

#TheIWSG November

It’s time for another group posting of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group! Time to release our fears to the world – or offer encouragement to those who are feeling neurotic. If you’d like to join us, click HERE. We post the first Wednesday of every month. 
Started by Alex J. Cavanaugh, this hop is all about encouragement. 

The awesome co-hosts for the November 7 posting are: Ellen @ The Cynical SailorAnn V. FriendJQ Rose and Elizabeth Seckman!


This month's optional question is: How has your creativity in life evolved since you began writing?

I think I've become more courageous about my creativity. I love to sing and I've been singing on the praise team at my church. I love photography and I've been playing around with that. I love color and I finally told my husband who is a bit of a "white walls and white trim" kind of guy that I really need color in our house. I'm currently painting over white walls and white trim with blues, a purplish off-white, and a silvery gray. My house finally doesn't feel like an institution to me. 
And, my husband has been surprised to find he likes it. (So, I am conquering the white on white world one person at a time! Mwahaha.)

I'm currently doing NaNoWriMo and I'm definitely pushing through some writing walls with creativity this month.


Check out the Instagram Posts for IWSG or participate by creating your own posts with these themes for each day of November!

The #IWSGPit Twitter pitch is once a year now – and the next one is in January! Don’t miss it.

IWSG Anthology Contest! Winners will be announced January 2!

The IWSG partnered with Write…Edit…Publish and we are hosting a contest for the February theme! 

Rules: Submit your idea for a WEP February theme by November 12 to admin AT Nothing so U.S. culturally bound. Should have wide appeal. 

Prize: Feature in the December newsletter for the winner. And, of course, the winning theme will be the official February WEP theme! 

Deadline: November 12. Winner announced in the November newsletter on November 28. 

Plus December's WEP theme is... 

So, how has your writing encouraged your creativity in life? Are you on Instagram, Goodreads, Facebook, or Twitter? (IWSG is at all of those places.)

Did you submit a story for the anthology? Are you ready for WEP in December? And do you have a great idea for WEP in February? 

Are you doing NaNoWriMo?


Cathrina Constantine said...

Creativity comes in many shapes and forms. You're a very creative person. I'd paint over those white walls too. I'm glad your husband sees the beauty in adding color to your lives!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That's cool you sing at church.
You haven't conquered this white wall guy yet!

M.J. Fifield said...

Hooray for your husband liking the paint color!

Hope NaNoWriMo is going well for you!

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

I love the idea of becoming more courageous in our creativity!

I used to have all sorts of colored walls - lavender, blue, etc. Now I tend to keep the walls neutral then add pops of color with art and pillows, things like that.

Good luck with NaNo!

Tyrean Martinson said...

Cathrina - yes, it does and I'm glad, too!

Alex - thanks! And, too bad. You don't know how much color can add to life!

MJ - Thanks!

Madeline - As long as there is some color in a home, then it's good (at least in my eyes).

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

When I met my husband, he owned a house and every room was some kind of green. I've tamed him to more neutral colors and now we work together pretty well. Gray is a really 'in' color now. He paints professionally so he's always suggesting some new trend.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Tyrean - well done on getting colour into the home ... I've always done it on the floor, the furnishings, art etc ... but am glad hubby is seeing some rainbow in the changes. Excellent you're singing and enjoying that side of life ... enjoy NaNo - not for me! Cheers Hilary

Erika Beebe said...

You inspire my Tyrean, a truly worldly artist. I bet your mind is such a beautiful place from all that you do and see. Xxx and I don’t like white walls either :)

krystal jane said...

Those colors are beautiful! I don’t like white walls either. I’d had enough of that and beige.

Best wishes with NaNo!! :D

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Good luck with NaNo.

I'm a visual person, so photography has always been a creative outlet for me.

Sarah Foster said...

I think my parents must have been white wall people because my house was completely white growing up! I think if I had a house I'd want some color.
Good luck with NaNo!

Chemist Ken said...

My wife likes neutral colors around the house, so it'd be an uphill battle to get more colors in there. Then again, all I really need to worry about is the color of the office where I write. That's the most important room in the house. :)

Nick Wilford said...

White walls wouldn't work for us with five dogs! I think it's natural for writers to have other creative outlets. I used to enjoy photography, maybe I| should get back into that.

H.R. Sinclair, Southpaw said...

Good luck with Nano and congrats on swaying the hubby over to color!

Jennifer Hawes said...

Good luck with NaNo! I love writing the first draft when everyone is in the same boat. I don't mind white, but soft gray is a little better color pallet for me.

Patricia Lynne said...

Good luck with NaNo.
I'm curious to how the walls will look after you're finished painting.

Fundy Blue said...

I wish you luck and success with NaNo this month, Tyrean. I'm highly visual, and I love color, so I'm a little alarmed to hear my husband suddenly singing the praises of an all white kitchen and white rooms, and not a creamy white, but a snow white. I couldn't sing to save my soul, so I think you're really courageous if you're singing in public!

Lynda R Young said...

I love that you've put some colour into your life :)

The Cynical Sailor said...

I'm not a big fan of white walls either. Glad your hubby is a convert now :-)

Natalie Aguirre said...

Almost all my walls are white, so I'd be like your husband. I love purple and am starting to add a really light purple to some of the rooms, but that's going to be about it for my color expansion.

Diane Burton said...

I know what you mean about boring white (or beige) walls. Because we moved a lot, I kept things neutral. With this house (our last), I went a little crazy with color: green, blue, pink, lavender, turquoise. I love it. Our kids can repaint after we're gone. Hahaha. That's great that you sing. Good luck with NaNo.