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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Insecure Writer’s Support Group and A to Z Challenge


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 on the tab above and sign up. We post the first Wednesday of every month. I encourage everyone to visit at least a dozen new blogs and leave a comment. Your words might be the encouragement someone needs.


Today is also the first day of the "A to Z Challenge" and as promised, my posts this month will be based on a Seuss-ism...

Today is about "Facing Up to Adversity" and while this theme can be found in MANY books, including Seuss titles, today's quote is from I Had Trouble in Getting to Solla Sollew.

 
No matter what struggles you are facing in your life - professional or personal - each day is a fresh start and a chance to conquer anything! Best of luck, and if you are participating in this challenge, I look forward to visiting with you!

29 comments:

Karen Walker said...

Delightful, Sylvia.

Karen Mortensen said...

This is so awesome. I love it.

talesfromthelaundryroom.com said...

I enjoyed this Sylvia ... and am looking forward to reading all of the Seuss-isms you share this month. I don't know if you are still a part of the Writer's group in Lake Charles. I haven't been in forever as the drive is so long for me. But I often think of my writing friends that I met there and I do enjoy seeing your posts via Facebook and your blog. Blessings to you!

Carole Anne Carr said...

Love your use of Adversity, adored Dr. Zeus when teaching young children, Sylvia. Please do sign up for my monthly newsletter by visiting my website if you have a moment, I badly need encouragement in my personal adversity x

Jeremy Hawkins said...

Dr. Seuss... shares some odd but true real life comparisons... nice.

Welcome in the "A"... as a host I am stopping by to say thank you!
Jeremy [Retro]
AtoZ Challenge Co-Host [2015]

There's no earthly way of knowing.
Which direction we are going!

HOLLYWOOD NUTS!
Come Visit: You know you want to know if me or Hollywood... is Nuts?

Stephen Tremp said...

Sometimes this is the only language adversity understands.

A Tarkabarka Hölgy said...

I love it! Having a bat to swing is a great way of dealing with troubles... ;) Thanks for the visit!

@TarkabarkaHolgy from
Multicolored Diary - Epics from A to Z
MopDog - 26 Ways to Die in Medieval Hungary

Chrys Fey said...

Wouldn't it be great if we could carrying a bat everywhere we go? Then again...maybe not a good idea. :P lol

Fundy Blue said...

What a great idea for the A to Z Challenge, Sylvia! Brilliant! I've been a Suess fan since he first started publishing. I've slid your illustration to my desktop for inspiration! I'm visiting today as an IWSG co-host, and I thank you for an inspiring post!

#1Nana said...

Great theme for A to Z. I'm not organized enough to have a theme. Well, maybe I do have a theme...it's random crap!

Leetah Begallie said...

Great quote :) And great theme!

Lisa said...

I LOVE Seuss and read him to my kids. I still have most of the books I grew up with, to give to my grandkids, I hope, one day! I'm so excited you chose this theme!
Lisa, co-host AtoZ2015, @ lisabuiecollard.com

Liz said...

Hello! What a great theme, every writer has phases of terrible insecurity! I'm from Amazing animals, a few before you on the list! Liz http://www.lizbrownleepoet.com

shelly said...

Love Dr. Seuss. This was great. Refreshing!

M. J. Joachim said...

Yes, each day is a fresh start, each new moment in fact. Thanks for such fine words of encouragement!

Michelle Wallace said...

What a wonderful attitude in response to adversity!
Crush it with a big bat!!
I LOVE Dr. Seuss!

Pat Hatt said...

So I'll get a big bat and then be a happy cat

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I liked that Dr. Seuss book! Yes, bring a bat and let's have at it.

J.D. Robinson said...

Thanks so much for posting! I really needed to here this today!

proudmommaofgirls said...

It's best not to give up. . Especially when it comes to adversity

Barbara In Caneyhead said...

Oh, gosh, I adore that Seuss cartoon!
Life & Faith in Caneyhead
I am Ensign B ~ One of Tremp's Troops with the
A to Z Challenge

cleemckenzie said...

I'm so with that cat! Where's my bat?

lynnelives said...

I think we'll all be eagerly awaiting your Seuss-ism for the day. Brilliant theme, where's my bat.. and thanks for popping by.

Natasha Duncan-Drake said...

Great attitude to life and I love the Seuss-ism :) And here were are on a new day.
Tasha
Tasha's Thinkings | Wittegen Press | FB3X (AC)

Sophie Duncan said...

Words to live by :) Now where's my bat!

Sophie
Sophie's Thoughts & Fumbles
FB3X
Wittegen Press

Jolie du Pre said...

I love motivational quotes, and I love the one by Dr. Seuss. Thanks!

lizy-expat-writer said...

Dr Seuss was a firm favourite with my kids in the 70s and 80s and now my grandchildren are reading them.

M.R. R. said...

I love that quote.

IntrepidReader said...

What a great topic! I am looking forward to reading more when I have more time.