Insecure Writers Support Group - October Edition #IWSG

Hi, gang! I hope your Octobers are off to a good start. I sorta blew it on a pact I made with myself during IWSG earlier this year---to finish the first draft of my manuscript by the end of September. I'm not even close to finished, folks, not even close. Nor have I had much of an inkling to seriously dive in.

The weird thing is...I'm totally okay with that.

A year ago, I think I probably would've freaked out hearing myself say that. But the beauty of not making any real money at writing fiction is that I don't feel beholden to it. And right now, I'm truly appreciating the things I do when I'm not writing---more so than I did before I dove into writing, I think.

Here's a picture of one of the things I'm appreciating more. It's a restored prairie across the street from where I live. It's the greatest place to walk and walk and walk whilst I catch up on listening to my favorite podcasts.

Since I feel as if I should talk about something related to writing in this post, here's my answer to this month's optional IWSG question: Have you ever slipped any of your personal information into your characters, either by accident or on purpose?

I shall answer with another question: Have any of you not slipped your personal information into one, if not all, of your characters?

This post is part of the monthly blog hop/therapy session known as Insecure Writer's Support Group, founded by the one and clonely Alex J. Cavanaugh. Click below to join the group!