This year for the A-Z Challenge, I'm attempting to act like I know what I'm talking about and offering advice about writing. Let's see how I do!
Also, don't forget to stop by the Parallels blog to see more posts about the upcoming anthology, which will be available on May 3rd!
If you’re going to make writing a priority in your life, it may be helpful to allocate yourself a writing space. Sure, writing can happen almost anywhere, and you should try to be open to the ideas that may come flying at you at any time, but having a designated writing space can help you get into the zone. When you’re there, you know you’re there for a reason: to write.
Some people have offices dedicated to writing. I don’t. That’s only due to the fact that our house isn’t big enough for that to be a possibility right now. Maybe someday. What I do have is a writing corner with a desk filled with all I need to bring new stories to life.
You may also have multiple designated writing spaces. In addition to having a space at home, you can also designate a table at your favorite coffee shop as a writing space. Or a spot beneath a favorite tree. The important thing is that when you go to this particular space you’ve chosen, you know that magical things can happen.
Now go forth and write!
It's the first day of the A to Z Challenge, so that's worth celebrating! I'll be sharing some basic writing tips here on my blog, and on the Parallels blog my fellow anthology contributors and I will be sharing information about our stories. I'm also one of Stormy's Sidekicks, so that should be a good time. Tomorrow I will have a post going up on the Parallels blog, so be sure to check that out if you're interested.
Next Wednesday should be a full and fun day. I'll be co-hosting IWSG that day, which I always enjoy. Crystal Collier will also be featuring me on her blog that day. And last but certainly not least, my son Jude will be turning 7. How did he get so big? I honestly don't know where the time went.
Speaking of vanishing time, Parallels: Felix Was Here comes out next month! Wow!
I'd like to also take the time to celebrate modern medicine and the value of regular checkups. I learned last Friday that I have an underactive thyroid, and that can mess with your metabolism, make you extra tired, and impact you in a multitude of other ways. I'm now on medication for it, and hopefully that will get me back to where I need to be. I'm grateful that the issue I have is something I can get and keep under control. Not everyone is so fortunate.
What would you like to celebrate?