I thought, if that's okay with you, I'd make that a theme to this months check-ins. Reminding ourselves to slow it down at some point in the day-enjoy a view, enjoy a song, play around with a sketch book and doodles. Read a book, allow yourself the time play on Pinterest, visit some blogs you've been missing. One of my favourite Sunday blogs is Brain Pickings. Haven't had much time to read it. So! Following my own advice today and going to read this:
Neil Gaiman's 8 Rules of Writing | Brain Pickings
Is there anything else you'd like to talk about or see me post? I'm all blogging ears and looking forward to offering support and a place to check-in, share your goals, voice your frustrations on days when you are think "gaaaaaaah, why won't my characters do what I want them to." "what the heck is wrong with the middle of this story?!?!"
Here's my month:
- Reading for Cybils
- beta read YA novel for friend
- Explore writing a novel on grief, get Denise Jaden's book (this is a subject I know a fair bit about, but am always afraid to write. When I started reading about Denise's book it got me thinking maybe now is the time
- Revise ZIP ZOOM JAKE IN THE NIGHT TIME
- Including a course I am taking for work. Have to finish that this month.
What is your month like? Do you have goals set for the first week? How do you slow yourself down so you can take a breath, enjoy the moment, fill that writer's well?
I'll leave you with this quote from Susan Uhlig's quote section on her site:
The smallest actual goal is better than the most magnificent promise of impossibilities.
And this bit of quiet might and one of my favourite places in the world, Castle Mountain. Think I'll pause a while and imagine myself there.