--Continue organizing, plotting, writing, and editing Rivers of Stone (1 hour a day or 750 words, whichever comes first).
--Work on getting Standing Stones up on ACX (audio version).
--Post 2x week in writing and travel blogs.
--Read 2 books/writing craft; download Letitia's journal.
--Track other reading x6 (GoodReads).
--Write indie reviews x3 and wip reviews x4 (Novels_L).
--Participate in F2F writers group, SAP.
--Finish binding on 2 quilts, start art quilt, charity quilt, and quillow.
--Walk, hike, swim x5 week. Eat with less sugar (but vanilla ice cream is OK at 12 grams per 1/2 cup).
From writing to quilting and back? I'm starting to read/work through the Art Quilt Workbook by Jane Davila and Elin Waterston, and find their advice helpful overall -- even (or maybe especially) for writers. Below, I've adapted their advice for writers, if creativity stalls:
--Break up the routine! Do something amazingly different.
--Go to where you last wrote successfully and take a new jumping off place -- in any direction you wish!
--Do anything that is mindless but physical or mental exercise. Watch for what floats to the surface.
--Write, but try something totally different -- riffing? character skeetch? bit of dialogue? fight scenelet? (A scenelet is smaller than a scene; maybe less intimidating).
--Reread something you really didn't like. Ask why and then dive back into this piece to repurpose, transform, or simply redline out and let go.
May the week ahead go well for you. Visit other ROW80 writers to check out what they're doing and give a word of encouragement. Yes, it does help!
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