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Wednesday, September 4, 2019

IWSG, Destination USVI, Dorian

Posting the First Wednesday of every month, the Insecure Writer's Support Group, is the brainchild of Alex Cavanaugh. YOU can sign up HERE to participate.

Every month a question will be posed that may prompt you to share advice, insight, a personal experience or story. Remember, the question is optional. You can write about anything that relates to your writing journey.

Let's give a warm welcome to our co-hosts: 
 Gwen Gardner, Doreen McGettigan, Tyrean Martinson, Chemist Ken, and Cathrina Constantiner!

This month's question is: If you could pick one place in the world to sit and write your next story, where would it be and why?

Some place indoors with comfortable AC and/or heating, with plenty of food on hand, and a view either of the the ocean or the mountains.
The possible article I talked about last month has been written and... accepted!! It's quite the deal. It will be published in Destination USVI, a magazine that is published annually and distributed to visitors as they board their plane on certain airlines at certain stateside airports!!!! You can take a gander at what the magazine(s) look like here.

I'll let you know when it actually gets into print.

Hurricane Dorian became a cat 1 right over St. Thomas and St. John. Lucky for my family and friends it did very little damage and everyone is fine. It was the surprise of it turning north and intensifying so quickly - in a matter of hours - that had people scrambling. Not that they weren't prepared, they were. But when you're expecting 50 to 60 mph winds and get 80 to 90 (one gust was officially recorded at 111 mph) it was... well a surprise.

As for the Bahamas and the East Coast. My heart aches. What a horrible storm. The Bahamas will never be the same. And I bet some of their sandy cays have disappeared completely. Give help where/when/how you can to all those suffering. I know a lot of IWSG and blogging friends live along the coast... Difficult times.

Being Thankful
Today I'm thankful for the mundane. 
Here's a picture of an Orb spider that's taken up residence in our yard. 
Haven't seen on in several years.

What are you thankful for? Got a dream location to write in? Are you safe from Dorian?


  1. My daughter is in Charleston and they are expecting to feel some affects. I'll be glad when it passes. I cannot fathom the destruction in the Bahamas. I thought of you, Bish. I'm sure it's all too familiar. So glad your family remained safe.

  2. Congrats on the magazine! Getting in an airline magazine is just amazing.

    Fortunately Dorian is downgrading just as fast. It may be just a tropical storm by the time it reaches NC.

  3. Congrats on your piece being accepted. Hopefully Dorian won't have any more surprises when it finally hits the east coast.

  4. Congratulations on the article.
    Glad your family was spared. Dorian is still heading for us.

  5. Congrats on the article! Glad your family is safe.

  6. Hi Bish - that's great your article has been accepted - congratulations. Dorian has been dreadful so far ... I hope it doesn't do too much damage as it moves on ... glad you and the family escaped this time - cheers Hilary

  7. Congratulations on your article!

    My heart breaks for the Bahamas.

  8. That article is a coup, Bish. I'm so happy for you. I thought about you during the hurricane warnings and am glad to hear your people are okay.

  9. Congrats on the article! Glad Dorian didn't cause too much damage for you.

  10. Congrats on getting your article accepted! That is a big deal. My daughter lives on the east coast of Florida, so we watched Dorian all week long. Thankfully not much damage there. But the poor Bahamas! Praying for them <3

  11. Bish, I'm delighted to hear of your article being accepted! Congratulations!!! As for the Bahamas, tragic. So many prayers. We in Charleston were spared, yet again, thanks be to God.


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