Writing? In the Summer?

Building Your Writing Practice - Workout Wednesday The tyranny of the urgent often seems to be a guiding force in my life.  Especially in summer, there is always something pressing that needs doing right now:  watering the wilting flower baskets, picking up prescriptions in town, pick up at the CSA, going to Farmers Market, mowing …

5 Excuses Not to Write

Workout Wednesdays - Build Your Writing Practice What a beautiful day! The sun is shining and the clear blue skies beckon to me. Just enough wind keeps the bugs and the temperature down. I long to be outside, especially since predictions call for a cold front with highs only into the 50's and 60's this …

Cleaning up

Taking out the trash - Tightening the writing Every Wednesday, I take the trash down the hill to the big can by the main road to be picked up Thursday morning. During the week, we store the trash in metal cans in the garage to keep black bear and other critters from being tempted to …

Writing the Details

How to focus on writing when you are distracted. Sometimes when I sit to write, my mind swirls and swirls. Spring is when this happens to me most often. Like today. We had a wonderful birthday celebration yesterday for my son-in-law, so I have a happiness hangover. To top it off this morning, bluebird skies …