Life in Poetry reading, writing, reflecting

Life in Poetry reading, writing, reflecting
April showers bring May flowers

Wednesday, 5 May 2021

⌗IWSG-May 2021- Thoughts for the day.

 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.

See previous post.


Another writing day for the Insecure Writers Support Group

Congratulations for all the A to Z participants and those who managed to finish; also to the WEP participants for April 2021, quite a feat. Hopefully, I will be able to write a piece for June.



Every month, The 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!

The awesome co-hosts for the May 5 posting of the IWSG are Erika Beebe, PJ Colando, Tonja Drecker, Sadira Stone, and Cathrina Constantine!

May 5 question - Has any of your readers ever responded to your writing in a way that you didn't expect? If so, did it surprise you?

Thoughts for the day,


Every day, a writer thinks, be it night or day, come shine or rain.

As soon as the thought, becoming an idea pops through our minds, we quickly jot it down on paper in a notebook at hand/diary/smartphone..... before it slips from our mind. 

Because, let's face it: we usually have more pressing things to do: get ready for our day job; get the children ready for school; take care of someone else, do the housework, shop, eat, sleep....

So these thoughts or ideas forming themselves in our heads, grow, change, are deformed, pile up if they are not written down.... even to be thrown away afterwards, discarded, torn up .... But then again, the most important ones have sunk back down into the unconscious, most often than not... to be sorted later .....or not.

What we finally manage to show to the world is sometimes very far from the original inspiration which was triggered by an event, something we saw, tasted, heard, touched, read... To please the world we go through all these stages of rewriting, editing, sending-off, being rejected, accepted, re-editing... or marketing.

Our readers are first readers foremost: family and friends, who aren't necessarily interested in what you would like to show the world. So in a community of bloggers the kind support and exclamations or praise are always welcome... even if they come as a surprise sometimes. Because it is a pleasant surprise, like someone knocking at the door, a delivery man with a package from someone special.


Those were my thoughts for the day.

Wishing you a pleasant month of writing.

Susan B. Rouchard

My poem Trapped by the Undertow was published on BanditFiction.com under the section Read More Project, Poetry on first of May.

(see my previous post).


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