Friday, April 5, 2013

Happy April Everyone!

Ain't it grand?

For Writers: the greatest service I can do for you today is to lead you to Kristin Lamb's blog. I was stuck in a very real writer's block of my own and this post has just blown down my brick wall much more effectively than any big bad wolf could have done. Do yourselves a favor and go read it.

*I'll give a tiny spoiler here--my problem arose from the belief that I had become a Master Writer at this point. This post wasn't a glass of icy water thrown in my face, but it was just as refreshing. I have high hopes that I can finish my current novel, Bones for Bread, before my readers forget who I am.

For Readers:
I have a new computer, which I named The Blue Goose. I have done a little spring cleaning in the recesses of my brain, and I'm ready to take on the world again. It happens every spring, it seems. I tend to want to weed out some pesky habits, cut out some social media or discussion loops that just take up too much of my attention, etc. 

But this year, I'm going in the opposite direction. I'm adding, not deleting.
This blog for instance. Please don't go peek at the last article I posted. Just trust me when I say I haven't been around for a while. I could blame it on a dozen higher priorities, but when it comes right down to it, I haven't been organized enough.

So I'm getting organized. I'm taking up the blogging pen once again, and I'm going to work with the knowledge that the busy brain is a more productive brain. I'm going to get as many gray areas functioning as possible, hoping that the extra heat will keep my creative centers humming.

Tell me. What does SPRING do to you? Or have you even been paying attention? Now that the smell of boiled Easter eggs has faded, you have surely realized it's springtime, right?

So, what's your plan?


stanalei said...

Welcome back to blogging, L.L. I have missed your wit and fun. And Kristen's blog on Mastery was a very good for writers. I don't think I'll ever be there, but the path is fun.
Happy April!

L.L. Muir said...

Thanks Stan!
I feel like I've made it to the crest of a hill only to find the Himalayas waiting for me. I guess I'm going to have to learn to appreciate the climb.

Annie Adams said...

Adore Kristen's blog, she has something valuable to share every time! I also really like yours. Keep it coming!

L.L. Muir said...

Thanks. But nothing can compare to the magic button on your blog. I'm surprised and get a laugh every time!

Sandy L. Rowland said...

Glad to see you back at blogging. I will check out your link to Ms. Lamb.
Spring for me is about new life and new beginnings. We shall see where it leads.

Ann Bracken said...

Fine, start blogging again, make me feel guilty for NEVER writing on my own, see if I care...

Course, I really enjoyed reading this, so go ahead.

What does spring mean to me? The chance to play in the dirt. I love the smell of freshly turned earth just waiting for tiny seeds.

L.L. Muir said...

I have high hopes for you Sandy. And Ann, I have NEVER had the urge to garden. I'm better with flowers that have been cut. I can keep doomed flowers looking good for a long long time. But seeing things come up is fun. I just can't stand to crawl around on the ground and fight the weeds. I'll leave that to you, baby.

Sandy said...

Spring means sitting out on the deck and watching the trees green. I can't wait until it's warm enough for me to take my laptop outside and write. (before it gets too hot).

L.L. Muir said...

I'm thrilled to finally have a laptop that is no longer hooked up to life support. I can write outside this year too! Going to test it at the retreat.