Days Away

Saturday I took my daughter and the Girl Scout troop to a private beach in Long Beach and they canoed, kayaked and paddle boarded. Needless to say, the girls had a blast. Due to my back issues (herniated disc) I stayed on the beach and read and even napped under the pop-up. It was fantastic.

We got back yesterday afternoon and unpacked, did laundry and just relaxed but today I will be back to the grind.

I will make dinner and then write until my fingers fall off. I’m already feeling the need, the compulsion to get to it. I have ideas and figured out problems that I was struggling with and all it took was a weekend at the beach.

How do you relax? What helps you get your flow flowing again? Share!

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#TGIF

What a week! Work was c-ra-zy! I’m thrilled it’s almost over and I will be at the beach all weekend. While my Girl Scout troop kayaks (I have a herniated disc so I can’t kayak without tremendous amounts of pain) I will be writing and editing the book I’m working on which is tentitively called Indiscretion. Wish me luck!

What are you doing this weekend?

Writer’s Block, the Silent Horror

Writer’s block is every writer’s nightmare. It happens to the best of us and many writers have their own cures for it. I writer crap, just streams of garbage until I hit on something that makes sense. What do you do to conquer writer’s block?

What do you do to conquer writer’s block? Share you favorite writer’s block solution.

Below are links to other articles about writer’s block and how to deal with it.

https://goinswriter.com/how-to-overcome-writers-block/

https://www.newyorker.com/science/maria-konnikova/how-to-beat-writers-block

http://www.writersdigest.com/editor-blogs/guide-to-literary-agents/7-ways-to-overcome-writers-block

 

National Novel Writing Month

Very soon writers all over the U.S. will be working on the great American novel with a twist: they will be writing this great masterpiece in just one month. Crazy, I know. I’ve never participated but I will be this year. National Novel Writing Month starts November 1st and goes through the 31st of November.

Who is on board for the insanity? The link to sign up is below! Let me know if you’re participating too!

https://nanowrimo.org/sign_up

My Writing Space

Finally, I moved my desk and all of my writing stuff into my bedroom. Ninety-nine percent of it is still in boxes and/or stacked up on the bed. Previously my desk was in the living room/dining room/kitchen area. It worked fine for the most part but my daughter would interrupt for silly questions like, “where’s the milk?” (To which I’d answer, where in the world would we put milk?) But recently my husband bought a new sound system with these fancy speakers that had to flank the TV which means my desk had to move and now the speakers blast me out while I’m trying to focus.

So now my desk is in the corner of the bedroom on my side next to the window overlooking a huge tree with branches that twist and turn. I love the tree and the birds that live in it.

How do you have your workspace set up? Any tips? Please share! I’m looking to make my new space as fabulous (on the cheap) as possible.