It’s been 10 months now since we took a speed-run north to shelter against Covid in our Canadian home.
And it’s been a spectacularly unproductive time for me as a writer. I’ve had lots of ideas and lots of time but the motivation to sit for hours and crank out the words just wasn’t there. One peek at the headlines and I was done for the day.
As an aside, I’m a compulsive reader and news junkie and I’m really working to stop “doomscrolling.” Given the worldwide headlines, and the fodder that gave me for stories, I was overwhelmed.
Two weeks ago, my brain “apparently” went into gear and redesigned my writing life. I say “apparently” because warning bells started going off yesterday as I was reviewing some of my book stats. There was something not quite right in my writing universe.
(Ever get that tingling in your back/neck that says, “somethings wrong!” Well, I often have my creative muse do that – but this time it was screaming and banging at the back of my head to get my attention.)
Update: OK – the small child won.
This is now a full bore writer’s blog with every fiction genre included as well as my personal blog. There are some times when I should really listen to my inner child and after trying to “fix” some stuff – I realized it was right.
I can spend my life coding or I can spend it sharing stories and thoughts as simply as possible. One site to rule them all… hmm, nice line – I wonder where I got that idea? 🙂
I Did What?
Seriously, I reorganized my writing life? And I did it when?
Who Was In Charge Last Week?
Turns out the inner-child in me was in charge and decided things needed shaking up. An impish grin filled my mind and all I could do was shake my head, rein in that curious lad and investigate what he’d done in my adult-absence.
- He’d left my gardening sites and ebooks alone. (Thank goodness for small mercies!)
- He’d taken this site intending to make it a fiction site.
- And he started an entirely new site for this blog
- He started a new website for fantasy fiction but did leave the old one for other fiction.
So while some of his ideas were interesting and had some merit, the adult in me is back in charge.
This is my blog.
I’ll be writing about a wide range of things – from issues for writers, for seniors, and for sharing about whatever happens to get through my new filters. (I had to install new info-filters to weed out all the crap that’s out there.)
You can get updates for this blog (about writing, aging research, longevity, and whatever comes across my mind in creative living.)