Wednesday, February 7, 2024

February #IWSG: Just Do It


Let’s rock the neurotic writing world!
Our Twitter handle is @TheIWSG and hashtag is #IWSG.
The awesome co-hosts for the February 7 posting of the IWSG are Janet Alcorn, SE White, Victoria Marie Lees, and Cathrina Constantine!

Every month, we announce a question that members can answer in their IWSG post. These questions may prompt you to share advice, insight, a personal experience or story. Include your answer to the question in your IWSG post or let it inspire your post if you are struggling with something to say. 

Remember, the question is optional
February 7 question: What turns you off when visiting an author's website/blog? Lack of information? A drone of negativity? Little mention of author's books? Constant mention of books?

When visiting an author's website, I can't stand when the site is "under construction." Like, get it together, KAREN, and just do it. Kidding. Mine is currently under construction. ;-) I love authors' websites that are playful, interactive, and fun, so I'm mostly visiting kid-lit authors. Another plus is when they feature their books, because that's why I'm there, right? Aren't they allowed to show off their life's greatest accomplishments that cost them blood, sweat, and buckets of tears?  

How is everyone emerging from winter's wild rollercoaster ride? Ice, snow, sleet, hail, sub-zero temps, thunder, thunder-snow...we've had it all in the short span of two weeks. I will say, compared to Wisconsin's winters, Missouri's are a walk in the park. We are back to a balmy fifty degrees, shorts weather, for sure. 

I hope February finds you fully motivated to just do it, and get all the writing done. My son's birthday falls on Michael Jordan's birthday this month. With my son's height, we had high hopes he'd be a basketball star someday. Growing up, he had more brute strength like a football player and less finesse of a basketball player flying through the air and dunking a ball. 

Don't compare yourself to others. Whatever you need to finish this month or start, just get it done. MJ and myself will be proud that you reached your goals. 

Here is a rare picture of me enjoying winter
for five minutes. 



  1. Back in the day, there were tons of "Site Under Construction" pages. Always annoying.

  2. I visit mostly kidlit author websites also because that's how I find the books and authors I want to feature on my blog. I hope February is a productive writing month for you.

  3. My area's winter sounds so much different than yours. Of course, we don't get freezing temps, but the flooding from the last two days has been enough, thank-you-very-much ;)

  4. Simplicity reigns supreme. Ads and pop ups are not my thing. Winter in Indiana is unpredictable. Just a couple of weeks ago, we were in minus temp range. Today, it is partly cloudy and nearing 50. It's almost golf season. Can't wait to get out there. I've taken a planned hiatus from blogging. I'm writing a bit here and there, songs, poetry and building a cast and plot for a short story but life is crazy. I'm in the planning phase of building a new home for my daughter and I and working like a dog. Hope all is well.


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