It’s time again for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group! Posts go up the first Wednesday of each month. Read more posts and/or join in here.
What am I insecure about these days? My lack of time to write, and my disinclination to do so when I do have a little bit of time. There have been health things going on, and a lot of travel, and a lot of stuff revolving around the kids… A lot of it is good, but it ALL eats up minutes and hours and days.
Question of the Month: Other than the obvious holiday traditions, have you ever included any personal or family customs in your stories?
Probably? I know I’ve been influenced by Southern Louisiana culture in a couple of pieces I’ve written (The K-Pro, no longer in print, and an unfinished novella titled “Voodoo Lessons.”) These were more personal adaptations of broader traditions, myths, and superstitions. The K-Pro, for example, actually blended Greek myth with a touch of gris gris, and was loosely based on my experiences on film sets. Maybe I’ll re-release it some day.