Monday, June 13, 2016

A Change of Scenery

Generally I like to write in my office. My office is my comfort zone. At least it is most days. But some days you just need a change of scenery, you know?

So yesterday I took it outside. To a place where the birds were singing and the breeze was gentle. I settled in with my laptop on my lap, my earbuds and country playlist firmly in place. In a spot where the sun shone and I had to duck giant-sized bees.

I needed to create the illusion of distance from all the tragedy and negativity in my social media feeds.  To give myself a chance to process a response while doing what soothes my soul.

I wish I was one of those writers who could channel their creativeness in coffee shops or plunk themselves down in any public place and write. But I get distracted with the comings and goings. I might have better luck in a library and perhaps I'll try that once my neighbourhood library is finished with it's renovations. The group of writers I coffee with once a month are organizing a writing retreat for October. I've never gone on a writing retreat and I'm excited. I hope it proves productive.

Because honestly? I'm not feeling very productive these days. But spring and summer are always challenging for me writing wise. I find I'm lacking discipline. Hey, wasn't that my word for the year?

Mike and Grace's story isn't going to write itself. Time to get my act together.

What do you do when you're struggling to connect with a project?


B.E. Sanderson said...

Oh man, I totally hear that. I've been struggling with an unproductive phase for about six weeks now - since I released Fertile Ground. Bleh. I've been trying to go fishing and clear my head that way. It works for a little while, but then it doesn't and then I have to go fishing again. If I fish, I have to work. That's the deal. Speaking of which, I have to work now because I went fishing this afternoon.

Karyn Good said...

I hope you were productive with both fishing and writing! I helpful to know I'm not the only one struggling. Here's to some serious productivity the rest of this week.