Category Archives: A blog about the topics of writing

DO you write when you are away on Vacation?

When you go on a trip, regardless of what reason, do you still write, or do you take a break?

Years ago, I would bring some form of implement for me to write, whether that would be a tablet, laptop, or simply a notebook and pen.

In the beginning, I would get some form of writing down. As the years went by became writing less and less to not doing a lick of work.

Taking time off when life gets in the way, and it has a habit of doing so, can get one out of one’s routine of doing things when it comes to being an author.

Depending on how much we take off will determine how easy it is to get back into our routine. Sometimes it is easy peasy to get back into it. Other times we struggle.

When I am away, I tend to think about writing in some form. Writing is still a joy for me, and I will continue to do so until it stops being so.

Do You have a writing routine?

Do you stick to a routine in your writing? Do you write every day? Do you have in your mind how much you want to write each time?

I use to have a routine where I wrote daily. Regardless of what was going on in my life, I stuck to it. That mentality worked for me for quite a while. It worked for such a long time.

Then life did what it always does. It got crazy to where I either had to get up early or stay up late to stick to my routine. Plus, what I wrote during this time frame was not always gold. Heck, it was not even silver.

I had to reevaluate what use to work for me to if it was feasible to still work for me. I had to wind my mind around a different path or else drive myself already batty.

While it took a few years, I have calmed down and celebrate the aspects of writing. If I do any writing, I will now include that for the win. It can include revising, editing, marketing, and more.

Floating in my writings group was a constant buzz. So long as you write, regardless of how much, consider it a win.

Now, I do. I have drunk the cool-aid. It does not matter if it is a paragraph. I no longer say, ” I wrote just a paragraph.” I now say, “Wow, I wrote a paragraph.”

If it brings you one step closer to completion, that’s what matters? To me, now it does.

The accumulation of items regardless what your venture is

With whatever your venture is, that comes the inevitable amount of products associated with them. If you are a painter, you will have paints, brushes, canvases, easels, and more. If you are a photographer, you will have cameras, lenses, tripod, flash, carrying bags, clothes, and more.

It is not different when it comes to writers. One will need a tablet, laptop, or desktop, printer, printer paper, and in my case, notebooks and pens since I do write by hand the majority of my manuscripts.

I have endless books on writing that I go back to often for research and relearning. At the moment, that covers right now three bookcases. Ugh.

As someone who prints out her manuscripts in various stages, I prefer hard copies to edit, those take-up space which means a file cabinet that is chock full of writing implements, hard drives, thumb drives, and handouts.

It goes on and on.

Some of these are necessary. With any venture comes the avalanche of equipment or accessories you will eventually end up needing.

And while my office is getting filled even though it is a decent size office, it is getting filled up.

But it is a comfy office that when I sit back in my chair and look around find it is the right environment for me to be productive as an author.