In my house sports are a huge part of our life. We run between basketball and softball games, but we also love football and hockey. I am so thankful that the weather is warming up so we can be outside and throwing the softball. I can't wait until it is 70 or 80 degrees outside.
Lately, it feels like everywhere I turn I am being inspired to write a new story or an idea comes out of no where. That is a wonderful feeling. I have also experienced the other side of the coin when it felt like I would never be inspired to write again. Writer's Block can be an awful and overwhelming feeling. My only advice on writer block is to step a way from what you are writing for a little bit; get out go for a walk, read a book by an author that you have never read before, and just enjoy life. Once you have taken a small break, come back and see if things flow a little better Doing things that we love can spark a renewed energy in our writing. Also, trying new things can spark a new or different energy to your writing.
I keep a notebook for ideas and new characters. Some are really great ideas and some not so much, but I keep them all the same. I have turned to my notebook several times to help me with problem areas of a story and sometimes those ideas that didn't seem good at first are great for that small problem. A couple years ago I was given a leather journal for Christmas. I will say that was one of the best gifts I was ever given, that journal now holds many of my notes and children's stories. If I have my journal, a notebook, pen, and a cup of coffee then I am very happy person. I hope inspiration finds you when you least expect it.
As a child the holidays just couldn't arrive fast enough and as an adult it seems that the holidays arrive way too quickly. I can't believe that it is already Feb. The one thing that I am learning to balance to a degree is how much time I have for reading versus how much time I have for writing. I make it a point to write something everyday, regardless if it is a sentence or a chapter, I have to write. I also find that if I only write and don't read books that I am at a loss. I love to find books by new authors that have a fresh unique voice, that seems to inspire me to write more. Well... look at the time... I must run. Have a wonderful day.
Sharon loves to read mysteries, science fiction, and fantasy. She loves the fact that a book can take you anywhere if you let it.