Saturday, March 20, 2010

More on Garden Party Saturdays

Spring has sprung in Charlotte just in time to save me from the winter blues. The sun is shining and the daffodils are in full bloom. The whole neighborhood looks like a botanical garden, except for my sorry excuse of a yard. I’m afraid gardening is not my strong suit and my husband would rather be at a basketball game then spreading grass seed and weeding.

Our mound of brown is depressing.

So, what do you do when you don’t even have lemons to change to lemonade? You call in a legion of friends and declare Garden Party Saturdays!

More Garden Party fun to come…

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Dreaded Writer’s Block

I’m suffering from it alright, the dreaded writer’s block. All my usual tricks are coming up short and I’m about eight thousand words short for Nano. Thank goodness I still have two weeks to go. (And I just used 'short' twice, gads!)

When I get blocked like this I have a few tricks up my sleeve that usually work.

Reading helps get my head in the game.
An artist date to fill the well again.
A fun outing with friends.
A break for a day and let the story marinate.
I rewrite.


So, that leaves me with this very important question. What do you do to get through Writer’s Block?