I’m typing this post from the garage, where I’ve been banished for most of the day. The youngest has 3 Skype interviews this afternoon, and my office has been turned into a studio of sorts. I’m sitting here with my keyboard in my lap, shivering a bit while a cold north wind blows through. At noon, I have to disconnect from the internet so the youngest can have all the bandwidth for Skype.
Even so, I’m determined to get some writing done today. The dog and I will probably take a nap later, on the couch in the den with the TV going. Hubby is just trying to stay out of the way now that his job of getting the studio set up is over.
Some people hate change. I used to love it, but as I get older I get more set in my ways and less tolerant of interruptions and changes in my life. If it’s worked just fine for 20 years, why change it? But change is good for us. It shakes us up and makes us use our brains differently. Who knows what kind of ideas or scenes may come from just shaking up your routine a little, or going somewhere else to write, or trying a different restaurant? Sometimes solutions to problems will reveal themselves when you do something out of the ordinary. What if Isaac Newton hadn’t decided to get out of the laboratory or office and sit under an apple tree?
So if you find yourself stuck for an idea or lacking inspiration, get out of your usual spot and go do something different. Shake it up. Rearrange the furniture. Rearrange your life, if only for a little while.
I’m expecting good things to come from today.
I found out this weekend that Beneath a Texas Star has been nominated for a Rone Award by In D’Tale magazine. Voting has already begun for my category: Contemporary: Cops, Jocks, and Cowboys. I’d appreciate your vote! It takes a lot of them to advance to the next round. You can vote by signing up or signing in to the website at http://www.indtale.com. Or If you choose not to sign-up, you can still vote by sending your specific votes to:
Emails will only be accepted during corresponding week of voting (March 10-16). Please include Genre, book and author in your email. For mine that would be:
Contemporary: Cops, Jocks & Cowboys
Beneath a Texas Star
Thanks so much! I appreciate it.