Need to know 4 – writing cabin

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You were given a month away in a cabin to work on writing undisturbed.
  • Question a) Is the desired cabin in the mountains, on a lake, in a forest or on a beach?
  • Question b) Who would you like to have with you as your writing companion?

Me: WELL. I think I would like a cabin in all of those locations, but if I had to pack up and leave today I’d pick a beach.

I’m not ready for the cold weather; it feels like summer wasn’t really long enough this covid-year, and it wouldn’t take me as long to pack for a beach-side cabin. I could leave within the hour. Ha.

(I would pack: a couple of sun dresses, a light sweater, a bikini, a pair of capris with a tshirt, leggins and a tank top, my nighty and matching robe, toiletries and a few pair of shoes. I was a flight attendant for four years, I can pack this stuff in under 20 minutes.) 🙂

In terms of a companion, I would pick several of you. BUT, I would request some time to myself first. So, come any time after the first week. 😉

Your turn. 🙂

 

Friday thoughts – struggling

Depression is a stupid, evil thing, isn’t it.

I need to find a way to push it away, far away. I wish I could stay in bed and do nothing for the next week.

But…life, and all that. Blah.

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Short story: The challenge – part 1 (erotic romance)

Disclaimer: subject matter may not appeal to all (18+)

“Try giving up control,” Nick had said to her once.

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Wednesday thoughts – blog and book link love

I am in a good mood for once. A great mood. Can you believe it? (I hope it lasts.)

So I’m going to share the joy with some ❤ link love ❤ today. But first? Continue reading “Wednesday thoughts – blog and book link love”

Sensitive material on your blog; how not to alienate regular readers

Some of you may have noticed that my blog does not follow a traditional niche.

Nor do I write to a specific target audience.

So it is probably not surprising that this blog has attracted, and welcomed, a global and culturally diverse following. And, most importantly, many of you feel comfortable coming here from across all the continents to express and share your own views and perspectives on whatever topic I blab on about.

How fabulous is that? 🙂

However.

I’ve been thinking about diversifying my content a little bit. 😲

Here’s the preamble of my brain’s inner workings:

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Some thoughts about Rilke, writers’ block and creativity

I read a book by Rainer Maria Rilke some time ago called Letters to a Young Poet.

There is a passage that I came across today that I feel the need to share here with you:

“Have patience with everything that remains unsolved in your heart. Try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books written in a foreign language. Do not now look for the answers. They cannot now be given to you because you could not live them. It is a question of experiencing everything. At present you need to live the question. Perhaps you will gradually, without even noticing it, find yourself experiencing the answer, some distant day.” (Rainer Maria Rilke)

There is much to take from this that is healing and helpful when you are feeling down or anxious, confused or depressed. Continue reading “Some thoughts about Rilke, writers’ block and creativity”

Looking ahead: reflections and gratitude

Announcement

The end of 2020 will mark many endings, and a few new beginnings.

Redirect me to this statement next time I sound exasperated, exhausted, depressed, anxious or confused. (Basically every 15 minutes or so.) 😉

Something’s gotta give. So I’m writing down my master plan, a sort of directional instruction guide.

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Better days are coming

There are many ways to interpret the above statement: writing, projects, relationships, work, people. Apply as you see fit.

The same old, day-to-day rut is getting me down.

I miss my friends. Some more than others. (sorry not sorry)

I can’t write. I can’t think.

So today, maybe, instead of writing another draft post full of crappy words to add to the pile of other draft posts full of crappy words, I’m going to post this statement and focus on it.

And force teach myself to believe it.