Time for the monthly Insecure Writer’s Support Group post and an update on my situation… although this is written and scheduled a week in advance.

My health issues are worse as I’m still struggling to stay comfortable in my powered wheelchair… and I can’t sit at my desk long enough to get much writing done.

The new wheelchair from Malaysia arrived but won’t work in our current office. So, it’s in store until we move… in a week or so as I write.

The relocation became more chaotic and stressful as our planned move to one trailer park kept being delayed. Frustratingly, the new trailer failed to be delivered = months of waiting. But we’ve sold our house. Completion on July 1st, unless we pay $8,500 to stay on a month.

Ridiculous. So, we found a refurbished trailer for sale in another park, where one of my wife’s sons lives with his family. Fortunately, we were able to pay cash from our sale proceeds and we move in around June 1st… with a month to clear our vacated home, which the buyers are refurbishing.

Hence this June IWSG post is rushed, and July’s might be scrubbed unless we get the new office set up.

But I should manage to do the June WEP/IWSG Challenge as I’m aiming to write and schedule before moving, body willing.


That will be the next episode of my Ukrainian saga, a follow-up to Rainbow Firebreak called Feathered Fears, provisionally.

We will have a good day when we win. Slava Ukrayini.

So again, I won’t be telling the Ninja Captain, Alex J. Cavanaugh ‘ffarwel’.

Finally, don’t forget to visit more active writers via the IWSG site:

Insecure Writer’s Support Group

As the question is optional, I’m tempted to answer… briefly.

June 1 question – When the going gets tough writing the story, how do you keep yourself writing to the end? If have not started the writing yet, why do you think that is and what do you think could help you find your groove and start?

Tough groove solutions:

  1. Listening to classical music and soundtracks.
  2. Listening to Audible books in same genre.
  3. Escaping into another world = game world.

The awesome co-hosts for the June 1 posting of the IWSG are SE White, Cathrina Constantine, Natalie Aguire, Joylene Nowell Butler, and Jacqui Murray!

I must be repetitive and ask you to agree these guys are the best. Why not? Well, they are – especially as they all have concerns, fears, and insecurities. But they struggle on, so ticker-tape applause for all of them – plus toasts with the best brew available.

Purpose of IWSG: 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!

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.

Posting: The first Wednesday of every month is officially Insecure Writer’s Support Group day. Post your thoughts on your own blog. Talk about your doubts and the fears you you have conquered. Discuss your struggles and triumphs. Offer a word of encouragement for others who are struggling. Visit others in the group and connect with your fellow writer – aim for a dozen new people each time – and return comments. This group is all about connecting!

Let’s rock the neurotic writing world!

Our Twitter handle is @TheIWSG and hashtag is #IWSG.

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.

For more on the IWSG monthly post and links to other participants visit:


11 thoughts on “#IWSG TOUGH GROOVE

  1. You have all sorts of crazy going on from the sound of it. Life gets like that for most of us in one way or another. Glad you’re plowing through it all. You’ve got a rocky field for now, but hopefully you will have a fruitful harvest ahead.

    Classical music works well for me. During my first NANO attempt my boxed set of Bruckner symphonies kept me going. I listened to each symphony several times and it made the writing much easier to contend with.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

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  2. Gah. I’m thinking of the market in the area since I know you live around here, and dang. That sucks about your options, but glad you found a space. Sorry to hear your condition’s worsening.

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  3. I’m sorry you are having so many extra hassles with the move and the new chair! I can certainly relate to the way moving can throw off all efforts at writing, I would have forgotten to do my post if not for some early posters who reminded me!

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  4. The last time I moved, it was an absolute nightmare. It took my writing a while to recover. In the end, though, the new living situation was a huge improvement for my writing. I hope the same will be true for you.

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  5. Life doesn’t seem to hand you any freebies, does it. But I’m glad you have somewhere to stay for a short while, hopepfully that is safe and sufficiently comfortable. Looking forward to reading yor WEP piece 🙂

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  6. One day at a time, Roland. Sometimes one hour or ten minutes at a time. You are being proactive, and you will get through this! I’m so sorry that all this is on your plate. Hugs to you!

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  7. Oh if it’s not one thing it’s the other eh? Your sang froid in being able to write anything at all is to be admired. Imagine how you’ll be when you in your new place with your new office all set up. Good luck with all the steps & look forward to seeing you back when they’re all complete.


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