Best writing block busters of the year :)

I usually post regularly until recently. Lots going on in RL. I’d love to share some good news though, it looks like after surgery my mom is going to be cancer free and that she won’t need chemo! Woot! She sure is a strong woman, especially for her mid-eighties. I admire her strength and courage so much. If your mom is still around, give her an extra hug today for me, OK?

And with RL in overdrive, I’ve had a rare bout of no writing. It’s like anything, I guess. (not like a “real job” certainly where you have to get things done no matter what’s going on) Certain things have to get done and those things have, but what disappears pretty quickly is the ability/desire for/time for/focus for writing. And when there is time and I’m trying there is the ever scary, every intimidating blank page! Que scary music: Dah-dah-dah-dah!   EEEEEEEP! (scream) I rarely have this problem. I’ve always prided myself on the fact that I could write any time, any where, no matter what. Well, that’s just not true this time around. I even avoided ever saying the words writer’s block, because I thought they had some kind of magical powers…like saying Valdemort in HP, ya know?

So…what to do? Phone a friend. Or Facebook them. Ask for some help. When I put the word out to my Lady Army (sorry Adam and those few guys that are actually a part of this amazing group of supportive authors and thus I need to find another name for these fabulous friends/writers/authors/book reviewers/editors, but like I said….I got nothin’) they had a few suggestions and I wanted to share them with you.

K. A. Tucker, author of the casual enchantment series and Ten Tiny Breaths (have you read this? buy it! you will love it :),  was one of the first to respond. She said to buy a bottle of wine and get a good book and don’t leave your chair until one of them is finished. Excellent idea K. A.! You are amazing. Can’t wait to try this one. (I did have a glass of wine on the flight over to Florida while reading–not the same thing–but I never drink and fly and this was just fun because it was different for me. Got a lot of reading done too!)

Carol Kunz the “C” part of fabulous mother/son author team CA Kunz kicked my butt and gave me a deadline. This ALWAYS works with me. I don’t know why I didn’t think of this one, but it is sort of hard to give yourself a deadline, isn’t it? Anyhoo, she said by the time she sees me today she wants 3K more words typed out on my WIP. YES MA’AM! Anything for Carol. So I have a few hours left and I’m 2K short. We’ll see if I get there :) But I because of this deadline that Carol gave me I typed out 1K more than I have in a VERY long time, what feels like an eternity, in fact. Thank you Carol! Up until that flight a good day was 100 words, and believe me I’ll take them. 100 words is great! But 1000 is better :) Right? (too bad I can’t count the words on this post…LOL!)

So excited to be going out to lunch with the fabulous authors TIffany King, author of Wishing for Someday Soon, The Saving Angel Series, Forever Changed, Unlikely Allies, Miss Me Not. Carol and Adam Kunz of CA Kunz authors of The Childe series, and the trilogy The Modified—-SO GOOD. Pick up any of these and find out why I love their writing so much! Squeeee!!! Nice to be out of the hospital today to enjoy this beautiful Florida sunshine with friends.

Thanks for all your love and support!

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4 Comments on “Best writing block busters of the year :)

  1. That’s marvelous news about your mum, Laura. I wish I could give my mum a hug but she very sadly died when I was 13. I think about her a lot and know that she’s been looking out for me from up there for years.
    I’m so jealous you get to go out lunching with your fellow writer pals. I can’t wait until I move to England so I can start doing the same!
    Good luck with your writing.
    Hugs, Suzy xx

  2. Suzy, ((hugs)) You are the best. Thanks for your kind words! I’m sooo excited for your move to England. I hope the house sells FAST. Sending awesome fast-selling-house vibes your way! Writing/reading/posting has taken a back seat these past months, but I feel like I’m ready to plunge back in again. *waves* -L

    • Thanks Laura! :D
      I know what you mean about ‘work’ taking a back seat… your last post about ‘writer’s block’ reverberated with me. I guess I need a holiday. Good thing then that I’m off to the UK for 2 weeks next week then YAY!!! Waves right back xxx

      • How exciting :) Have a great time! You deserve a break gal…enjoy! Ever read Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way? I think our creative cups just need some filling with a few artist’s dates. What a great way to fill your cup–with a fab trip to the UK!

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