Tuesday, January 3, 2023

IWSG Blog Hop: What's Your Word for 2023? #IWSGbloghop #newyear


Insecure Writers Support Group Blog Hop

Happy New Year 2023!

Video by Yashwant Bairwa from Pixabay 

Happy IWSG Day!!

Hello and Welcome to the IWSG Blog Hop!!

What is the Insecure Writer's Support Group?
Founded by author Alex J. Cavanaugh, the Insecure Writer’s Support Group offers support for writers and authors alike. It provides an online database, articles and tips, a monthly blog posting, a Facebook and Instagram group, Twitter, and a monthly newsletter. To find out more, click this link:  Insecure Writer’s Support Group

The purpose of the group is 
* to share and encourage. 
* Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. 
* Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. 
*It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds! 
You're invited to become a member of this supportive group. 
Click here to sign-up and/or to visit the bloggers this week.

THANK YOU to our awesome co-hosts for the January 4 posting of the IWSG--Jemima Pett, Debs Carey, Kim Lajevardi, Sarah Foster, Natalie Aguirre, and T. Powell Coltrin!

January 4 question 

Do you have a word of the year? Is there one word that sums up what you need to work on or change in the coming year? 

For instance, in 2021 my word of the year was Finish. I was determined to finish my first draft by the end of the year. In 2022, my word of the year is Ease. I want to get my process, systems, finances, and routines where life flows with ease and less chaos. What is your word for 2023? Why?

Image by Paul Stachowiak from Pixabay

Joy is my word of the year for 2023. I don't usually pick a word of the year, but this is one I discovered during the holiday season. Since you asked the question, I will claim joy.

Joy and happiness are not the same feelings. People can see happiness in you through your expressions and body language. But joy is inside you, the core of your being. According to compassion.com," joy endures hardship and trials and connects with meaning and purpose."

I want to carry joy in my heart and in my writing this year even when the book project seems unmanageable or overwhelming. I read through the pages and shake my head. I can only sit back and ask " why did I ever think I could create this book?" Have you experienced the feeling of absolute frustration and helplessness with your writing?

This year, I will happily put the ms away for a while! Then I will joyfully attack it and figure out the solution with meaning and purpose.

Wishing you a successful year in your writing journey 

and in finding joy within your pages!

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I am interested in discovering the words chosen by the IWSG bloggers.
Click here to visit the participants in the IWSG Blog Hop this week 
so you can find them too.
If you have a word for 2023, please share it with us in the comment section. 
Thank you!

Happy New Year from J.Q. Rose


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That's a great attitude!

Natalie Aguirre said...

I love the word you chose. I practice gratitude everyday and am going to add joy to my daily practices. Thanks!

Debs Carey said...

What a brilliant word! I wish you lots of joy during 2023 (and beyond) and lots of success with your manuscript when you're ready to work on it.

Debs posting today from Fiction Can Be Fun
Also found at Debs Despatches

Diane Burton said...

I love your word. Joy. The images it conjures up make me happy and full of joy myself. Wishing you a great new year.

Pat Garcia said...

Hi JQ,

I love your word because Joy springs from within you. I so agree.
So I wish you a joyous year. One that you will never forget.
All the best.
Shalom aleichem

Computer Tutor said...

Love the attitude, Janet.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Meaning and purpose - that's wonderful.

J.Q. Rose said...

@L. Diane--Thank you. I believe I have heard meaning and purpose used to define joy. I can't take credit for choosing the words. But isn't it true we need to live a life with meaning and purpose?
@Jacqui--thank you.
@Pat--yes, joy is from deep inside.
@Diane--glad my post brought you joy!
@Debs--thank you. I'll be working the ms this afternoon!
@Natalie--gratitude would be a good WOTY too. Glad you are adding joy to your daily practice.
@Alex--thank you!

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

I love your word, Janet! Joy inside makes for a wonderful attitude that reflects in everything we do. Love it! Happy first New Week, Janet. Best to you in 2023~!

J.Q. Rose said...

Thank you, Joylene. Yes, and I look forward to that wonderful attitude in my life.

Jemi Fraser said...

Joy is so important! I love that for your WOTY - and I may just borrow it for next year :)

cleemckenzie said...

Nothing better than joy to make everything seem easier and more exciting! Applause for the great choice. Happy 2023! Make that Joyful 2023.

Loni Townsend said...

Joy is a great word. I hope to have it in my year too!

J.Q. Rose said...

@Jemi--yes, please do borrow JOY for Your WOTY--anytime!!
@Lee--Thank you for the applause. Yes, a joyful year for all!
@Loni--Thanks, I'm sure you'll have joy in your year.

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