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This Romance Writer’s Life…

Weathering the Weather

It's just another snowy day in Chicago.  It seems like it's been snowing nonstop since well before the new year.  And as much as I love this city, the amount of snow we've gotten since December 1st is making me want to love to warmer climates.  The cold weather has been very distracting, and I lack the motivation I had back in November when I was writing over 2,000 words per day.

It's so much easier to procrastinate when it's -20 and you barely want to get out of bed, let alone open the laptop to work on a current story.

Even writing this blog, after being out of pocket with various (excuses) obligations keeping me busy, I find that every single word I type is like trying to get blood from a stone.

I need to get back into the practice of making time for my writing, there are too many stories that need to be purged from my brain.  One, in particular, I plan on making free on my site.  The idea came to me over Thanksgiving and I started writing a couple chapters in January so we'll see where it goes.  Right now it's called "The Thanksgiving Guest" and of course, it's in the Romance genre.  I will probably post a chapter as I write it.  So keep an eye out for that.  

I am in week five of a creative writing class at Story Studio.  I love (re)learning the elements of story.  I am the biggest dork in class too, always anxious to participate and share.  I don't think I had attendance this perfect when I was in high school or college.  I'm anxious to look at work I've done in a new light thanks to this class.

Until then, I'm gonna hibernate like a bear in winter.  Just me, the hubby, the dogs and season 2 of House of Cards.


Kelly DuffComment