My husband and I decided to take a couple of day away and drove to Port Townsend, Washington. This is the view from our hotel room.
Our hotel was right on the water (30 ft. away!) and had a wall of windows and its own deck.
We woke in the morning, pulled back the drapes and found four dainty deer directly in front of our room, picking their way along the water's edge. I watched them from my pillow.
I have been working on a sequel to Picking up the Pieces for the past couple of months but have yet to get a real rhythm for the project. Working with clients on deadline has often taken all my time so my own writing sometimes takes a back seat.
However, the story is knocking at all the doors and windows of my mind, trying to get out and be told so this week I'm setting a writing goal. I plan to write for at least a half hour a day, every day, even if it's the last thing I do before I turn out the light at night.
There. It's down in print for all the world to see so I'm using that as accountability to keep my word. I give all my readers permission to nudge, remind or nag me to get the book done. People are asking for me to hurry up with it, so I had better get with the program, hadn't I?
If you have any great tips to share about how you structure your writing time, I'd love to hear about them. Please leave a comment below.
I'm happy because the sun in shining and it is hot again today. We've had the most glorious September here in the Pacific Northwest. It kind of makes up for the endless cold, wet spring we had.
Here you can see my messy office in the background with art posters, paper piles, pens, the odd piece of jewelry, files, and a few members of my flamingo collection.
This is what artists and writers do when mountains of work loom and you hardly know where to begin. I am working on my new novel, a sequel to Picking up the Pieces, between client work designing covers, editing, coaching and creating e-books.
Okay, back to work.
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