Wednesday, March 2, 2022

IWSG MARCH 2022: Conflict, Books, A Message, and News


Thank you, Alex J. Cavanaugh, for leading this group!

The awesome co-hosts for the March 2 posting of the IWSG are Janet Alcorn, Pat Garcia, Natalie Aguirre, and Shannon Lawrence!


OPTIONAL March 2 question - Have you ever been conflicted about writing a story or adding a scene to a story? How did you decide to write it or not?

In short: Yes. 

How did I decide to write it or not? I journaled about it. I wrote a sample starter of the scene/story, and then I decided.

I'm keeping today's post fairly short because I know we're all stretched for time and energy these days, plus, if you want to hang out with me longer, just consider lifting some prayers up for world peace. I'll be doing the same from my corner of the world - so we'll be praying together. 


I've been pouring a bit more into my newsletter these days. If you want to check it out, go here:
My theme for this month was courage:


Way back a bit, the Pastor of my church asked several people to give messages at worship. I said yes and gave a message on February 13 entitled: Hold On, Trust God, Consider Jesus. If you really want to see it, you can. FYI: I'm not a fan of my current health and look, but I am working on it at the gym and I need to step out of my shell if I'm going to change. 


I had five short pieces published by Nail Polish Stories: A Tiny and Colorful Literary Journal in January. Read them here, starting with "My Pointe Exactly."

Ongoing Series

Dark Blade: Forged is an ongoing series for Kindle Vella. I had a bit of an oops week one week in February. My mom went to the ER again. Lots of life stuff going on, but I keep coming back to it so if you miss an episode, please come back. 


I finished a full acapella song for worship at my church and Pastor Peter Churness put some guitar chords to it. It's something I plan to record and produce. Still figuring this all out, so it might be a bit. 

Rayatana, Book 3? What happened here?

I have it on my desk and I have editing notes on it, but... I let it slide a bit. It will probably be six months more before it's truly ready for the world. 


I'll be podcasting with my church again and our new podcast series is starting today for Lent.
I plan to start a podcast of my own, but it's not all ready yet. 

And Health/Wellness News:
My health is improving slowly but steadily in a turtle-like fashion. My docs (plural) are still trying to figure out the best medication level for my thyroid problem (it keeps changing). 
I joined a gym. I decided to opt for some coaching and strength training, along with 10,000 steps a day and other on-my-own exercises. I'm stronger and more energetic than I was five-six weeks ago, but I have a long, long ways to go. One step at a time.

 Have any news to share?