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Writer's Block and A Grand Experiment

Posted on January 19, 2012 at 7:00 PM

If you've visited Nights of Passion blog recently, you already know that I've been plagued with a serious bout of block.  The overwhelming stresses and various crises in the family put writing far from me.  I had to surrender and had started to write again albeit a little at a time.

I love my RWA chapter (CTRWA), because they never fail to inspire me.  They had Hillary Rettig as a guest speaker talking about "Overcoming Procrastination, Perfectionism, and Writer's Block."  I found her tremendously helpful. 

One of the things Iearned had to do with resources and gathering the best ones you can.  I went home and realized that I had all my project in too many places.  I put everything on one computer and then backed up on Dropbox and also a portable hard drive.  And a flash drive.  Okay, I'm obessive.  But the great thing about Dropbox is that it will synch all your computers and/or devices.  

Also while Hillary was talking I realized I was stuck on the idea of working on one project at a time until it was finished.  Somewhere during the workshop, it became okay to work on one project until I got as much out as I could and then switch to another project.  So I will be switching between projects now.  I feel inner peace and not as much pressure as I did before.

To find Hillary Rettig:  http://hillaryrettig.com/

I recently was reading the ProfHacker and he talked about a website called 750words.com.  The premise behind the site is to create a private place to increase writing.  I went to http://www.750words.com  and have started the grand experiment to write more and consistently.

I'll let you know how that turns out.

As for the walking experiment, I found out I really don't care for walking.  But my hand has recovered and I have my doc's permission to return to the dojo and punch the daylights out of the bags.  <evil smile>
I am also starting to eat salads and Greek yogurt.  Things can only look up.  YAY!!!

How are you doing?

--Susan

 

  

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