⌗IWSG-September 2021-Success or earnings ?


 Thank you to all my followers on Blogger and WordPress for their support and praise for my poem Trapped by the Undertow, published 1st May 2021 on Bandit Fiction.com  Read More section Poetry.

And for their encouragement on the publication of my poem CARTHAGE in ORBIS quarterly Literary Journal June 2021, Issue 196. Subscriptions on Orbis.com

Welcome to

Another writing day for the Insecure Writers’ Support Group

Thank you to the co-hosts for this month.They are
Rebecca Douglass, T. Powell Coltrin @Journaling Woman, Natalie Aguirre, Karen Lynn, and C. Lee McKenzie!

September question : How do you define success as a writer ? Is it holding your book in your hand ? Having a short story published ? Making a certain amount of income from your writing ?as always, the response is optional … in my insecure case, even somewhat embarrassing…..

Not many publications and very scanty feedback on these few… no, my door is not clogged up by fan mail through the letter box… some mention in the magazines I’ve published in, lavish praise from present and past tutors and polite comments on my blog that is the sum of the visible ‘success’ attached to my writing.
However, what is always encouraging is the flame of passion which courses through my veins when dreaming up plots, metaphors, dialogues or descriptions. Finding the exact word which encompasses all I am feeling; the picture in my mind’s eye of the perfect setting and unfolding of a story or an atmosphere.Success can only be measured for me if I manage through my poems or stories to share fully with readers this passion. Any comments which reveal a kindred emotion add to a growing list of confidential prizes which I cherish and bask in whenever the dark hand of ‘giving up’ looms.


To all and sundry, a message of hope which will shed a welcome glow on the stormiest day: HANG IN THERE and keep writing and sharing your “Joie de Vivre” with the world.

Thank you for stopping by and Happy IWSG day, may this month’s posts swell your heart with companionship and compassion.inspiration in walks village bliss

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