#IWSG – Anniversaries

Before I tackle this month’s question and today’s Insecure Writer’s Support Group post , I should address the anniversaries.

First though, how flexible are the definitions? I chose to find guidance from the online thesaurus I use.


So, all the following anniversaries qualify.

Most important, to me, is my wife Juanita’s birthday. She’s 71 today and precious. In just over a month, we will celebrate our 13th anniversary. 13 years, three countries, and five homes… and a sixth looking necessary for various reasons, although selling our house might stymie our intent.

Juanita shares her special day with St David, the Patron Saint of Wales. When we moved to Harlech in Snowdonia, our first morning in our new home was March 1st, 2014.

Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Hapus

That post made me look for other March 1st IWSG posts.

Although, this next one appeared on March 5th, 2014, it seems the most relevant, as we are/might be on the move again. Hopefully, we won’t be offline as long, especially since in 2014 my brother pulled political strings to get our IP provider to provide our connection faster.

Rather than link every March IWSG post, I searched for one more appropriate piece. The one below is not March, but my second ever IWSG post – my first being a month earlier. The chicken-list is interesting as it shows how my life has changed. Neither of my current writing projects were in existence, and Wyrm Bait is now on ice. Gaming has become a lifeline, although I keep it in check.

The final anniversaries are all related to Ukraine, which is still one of my two writing priorities.

                February 22nd:   In 2022, Russia began its unprovoked aerial bombardment of Ukraine.

                February 24th:    In 2022, Russia began its devastating. land invasion of Ukraine.

February 26th:    In 2014, Russia invaded Ukraine’s Crimea territory, and illegally annexed Crimea on March 16th.

I will continue my Ukraine stories until a just peace is reached and the reconstruction has begun. Latest episode was on February 15th:

Slava Ukrayini


Every month, IWSG 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!

March 1 question – Have you ever read a line in novel or a clever plot twist that caused you to have author envy?

This month I’m passing, not because of no lines or twists existing, but because there are too many. I manage to find at least one in most novels I read or listen to. Author envy occurs too often.

The awesome co-hosts for the March 1 posting of the IWSG are Diedre Knight,Tonya Drecker, Bish Denham, Olga Godim,and JQ Rose!

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

Insecure Writer’s Support Group

Let’s rock the neurotic writing world!

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

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!

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 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!