May is almost over. But our hiatus continues through this week. Man, May was busy. did anyone notice I forgot to post this yesterday? that's how this months' gone for us! Baseball, soccer, students, OH MY!!! We're digging our way out and WE ARE SO SORRY THAT WE MISSED YOU LATELY!!! We're on our way back - thanks for waiting, truly!! we also wish to thank our laundry, dishes, floors, and dogs for waiting so patiently. we wish you were clean, too
What you do when you sit at the computer to write, except for actually writing.
This post is brought to you by erica, the Queen of Triggers. Okay, that's a bit melodramatic. But yeah, triggers hurt my writing. My first book was written mostly longhand and I really thought that by buying my laptop, I'd be churning out books left and right. Umm, not so much.
I open my laptop and while it's loading, I check to see if I have any split ends (I always do - the curse of long hair). Or any gray hair (yep - the curse of being *cough* years old). Maybe I need something to drink (usually true). Honey roasted cashews might be in order (they always are). Did anyone "like" my comment on Facebook (maybe, let's check, it's been like six minutes). I might've gotten an email, so let's keep that page open. Shucks, I just closed it. I'd better open it again...
Triggers = time drainers triggered by a certain thing. (a friend of mine can't open her laptop without lighting a cigarette lately. so triggers can be way worse than the ones I have, I know!!)
Then again, what about GOOD triggers??!! Open the document and drink a cup of coffee and WRITE. Pick up a purple pen and write thousands of words! Turn on music and exercise and let the words flow...please let us know in the comments how you turn these things into your friends!!
Now, on a much more somber note:
This week, I read about a remarkable YA author named Bridget Zinn, whose debut novel comes out in 2012. She's also a young woman who lost her life to colon cancer. Whenever I think I just can't write, I hope I remember that Bridget not only found the strength to do it in the face of unsurmountable odds, but also that she did it with grace, tact, and enthusiasm. The world is a sadder place without her, but heaven has a beautiful new angel. Go with grace, Bridget, and know that we remember you.
And we don't want to forget our veterans and current soldiers. Erica and Christy hope you had a glorious Memorial Day weekend. If you aren't in the US, well, we still hope you had a glorious weekend. It's time for the sun to shine, the plants to grow, and the ideas to FLOW!! YAY SUMMER!!