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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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