The Month of May is Wonder #IWSG

[I wrote this post as a member of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group where we share our worries and also offer support and encouragement to each other on the first Wednesday of every month. If you’re a writer like me and you’re looking for a bit of support, you can click the link and sign up here]

This month’s awesome hosts areJQ Rose, C. Lee McKenzie, Raimey Gallant, & E.M.A Timar!

And thank you to founder Alex J. Cavaugh 🙂


I love the month of May. As a kid I’d look forward to outdoor adventures in tents near the lake, or in the middle of Kansas on my dad’s land in a grove of trees staked inside a dried up river bed. I’d live imagined adventures and dream of characters I’d read about in books.

Maybe it’s the warmth. Maybe it’s the way sunlight slips into every crack of life. From early good mornings to lingering evening sunsets, reminding me how peaceful endings are always possible no matter what happened in my day.

This month’s IWSG question asks; “It’s spring! Does this season inspire you to write more than others, or not?”

Most mornings, I tip-toe down the steps to my writing workstation just off the side of the kitchen island. I brew my coffee and open the Celtic patterned curtains because lately, the sun is already peeking over the horizon. The birds are clearly awake too, chirping in the trees. Just yesterday, I glimpsed a couple of rabbits outside wrestling around in the grass in my backyard.

My answer is yes.

I’ve always loved spring. I’ve always loved flowers. Sunshine motivates me and trickles into my thoughts, changes my words sometimes, and my fast flying fingers sing.

Currently, I’m researching solid historical patterns before I revamp an old manuscript. I’m also waiting on edits from my last new YA Sci-Fi and I am very nervous, but with the sunshine over my shoulder, each day feels a little brighter.

On the reading side, I also just finished reading Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. It’s fantastic if you like YA.

So if May is your month like me, then why not use it to best of your goals and dreams? Even if it’s not, there’s something good to be found in every season.

Happy Wednesday, IWSG Day all.

About Erika Beebe

Author, dreamer, and a momma to a couple of wonderful kids, I try to live life everyday in hope and inspire others along my way.

Posted on May 2, 2018, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 41 Comments.

  1. Revamping an old manuscript is lots of work — and fun (if you get over the fact that the writing is sometimes horrible). Happy writing 🙂

    Ronel visiting on Insecure Writer’s Support Group day: Autumn Decisions

  2. spunkonastick

    Spring awakens your writing like it awakens the flowers.

  3. Hi,
    Good luck with your research to revamp your old manuscript. I love to do research too. Happy writing.
    Shalom aleichem,
    Pat G @ EverythingMustChange

  4. Crystal Collier

    I LOVE the sunshine, but I get that all year round here. Actually, I’m almost a better writer after the sun goes down. Maybe its the moods of the day that have soaked in, or the excitement of adventures that take place in the night. (I’m a dreamer.) Here’s to being inspired!

  5. Jennifer Hawes

    The writer is an explorer. Holy cow, that’s a great quote! I am always seeking adventure. This sparks many good plots, characters, and twists!

  6. Cheerful post! I needed that.

  7. I love your blog post title 🙂 I’m trying to imagine what your Celtic curtains look like. I’m picturing all sorts of things in my head. I bet they’re lovely. Good luck with your manuscript revamp.

    • Thank you so much Ellen. They are so lovely and make me happy every morning when I sit down to write 🙂 thank you for stopping in today 🙂 I look forward to reading your book!

  8. tyreanmartinson

    This is so lovely! Thank you. I felt myself just saying “ahh” as I read your words.
    Best wishes on revamping your project and working on a new one! Happy May!

  9. May your writing be just as bright then!

  10. May is blissful and your early mornings sound divine. Enjoy!

  11. Ah, your recounting your morning and spring day is written as if a breath of spring air freshened your post. Lyrical language is what I’m trying to express. Lovely.
    JQ Rose

  12. I’m with you. I love the spring and all the new hope and sunshine it brings us. I’ll take those long days and warmth over the long, dark days of winter.


  13. Sunlight creeps into every crack of life…I do so love that!!

    I write a little less in the spring and summer because it’s so pretty, I want to be outside. But while I’m out there, I’m thinking, so that counts for something, right?

  14. I can tell you love spring. It shows in every word you choose. 🙂

    Anna from elements of emaginette

  15. Nice blog post. Feels like spring by itself, as if your joy in the season transfers through your words right into the readers’ hearts. I’m an autumn person myself, but your post invites me to rethink my opinion of spring.

  16. Can I go camp with you? You make it sound so enticing. I wish you all the best in your research for your revamp and upcoming edits. I know I have Fangirl on my reading list. I will bump it up higher.

  17. Has anyone ever told you what a lovely writing voice you have?

  18. I’m the same, a big fan of spring! It feels as if hope is all around you. Life is new again. A great descriptive post, Erika! I find it harder to settle to my work in spring, for sure.

  19. Loni Townsend

    May the sunshine bring joy and inspiration as it pours down on you!

  20. Hi Erika. Catching up with my visits for the first Wednesday. Loved your morning routine and could see that early light streaming through the window. Ahhh. Spring.

  21. Victoria Marie Lees

    It truly amazes me, Erika, that when I tip-toe down the stairs in the morning for a little alone time, everyone in my family hears me. Yet when I ask someone to do something, suddenly no one can “hear” me.

    Love the details you offered of your morning routine. All the luck with your writing endeavors.

  22. Hi Erika.
    Good luck with the research and the revamp of your old manuscript!
    Have fun. 🙂
    Writer In Transit

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