Writer’s Winter Blues

As these long, dark winter days start to feel endless, monotonous and mundane, I often find myself uninspired and lethargic when it comes to my writing. I like lots of light and getting out of doors often helps me organize my thoughts. Two things that we don’t see much of or can do in the winter!

Blue and White on snowy day

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The Top Five Things a New Year Means to a Writer

Fireworks chalk pastel on black construction paper

  1. A New Start on Finally Writing your Book
  2. A Whole Year Ahead to Explore Your Writing Ability
  3. Opportunities Yet Unknown
  4. Another Year to be Inspired All Over Again
  5. Fresh Determination to Use Your Talents and Gifts

(And Bonus! – A Totally New Chance to tackle that TBR pile! 🙂

A Writer’s Hygge

As the long winter months stretch before us and I am gearing up for some short days and long nights ahead, I started thinking again about a concept I read about earlier this year. The concept of Hygge. This is a Danish idea that basically translates into English as the art form of creating feelings of cozy, warm contentment and wellness.

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NaNoWriMo!

So, is anyone else doing NaNoWriMo this month? I am thinking about joining in for the first time. 🙂 I am almost finished with my second novel and I thought that this would be the perfect push to help me finish! We will see how it goes especially since Thanksgiving is this month and I have some vacation time planned!

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Because the Words…

Why does a writer write? Because the words call to us. The stories won’t tell themselves. If there is one thing authors all have in common, it is their love of words. Words are our paint. Our clay. Our plants in our garden. Building our imaginary worlds with words makes us architects.


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Book Wisdom

“When you are imagining, you might as well imagine something worth while.”
– Anne of Green Gables

“So many things are possible just as long as you don’t know they’re impossible.”
– The Phantom Tolbooth

“It is never too late to be wise.”
– Robinson Crusoe

 

 

What A Writer Would Like

  • Complete quiet when we ask for it (Or want it. Or need it.)
  • Meals to magical be made so we don’t have to think about them
  • Snacks available at the snap of a finger (Non-messy please, so we don’t leave crumbs like a trail)
  • That elusive word we are trying to remember to appear on our page
  • Editing to just not exist
  • Research to not be so distracting!
  • Our characters to behave themselves, name themselves, give us a pep talk about their history, basically care for themselves like adults and not our brain child…
  • The weather to always be cool, wet, sunny, bright, dreary, whatever fits your current writing mood
  • A perfect music soundtrack that reads our mind and adjusts to fit the scene we are writing
  • More time in our days would be nice…
  • About a dozen other things
  • This book to just write itself!

Sigh, maybe someday in a perfect world 🙂