To be honest, I wasn’t sure what to post today, so I thought I’d re share one of my older posts that seemed to resonate with readers the first time around in 2018 when I posted it in May. It’s called What Makes Paranormal Romance, Paranormal?
Maybe you’ve read it and maybe you haven’t.
It’s short and doesn’t quite go into all that much depth, but it’s going to kick off next Thursday’s blog post, and I needed a reminder as to why I love writing today, because one of my WIPs is being oddly difficult.
And who knows… maybe it’s spark something within you guys as well.
Not to mention all the new goals and new plans waiting to be unveiled.
I’m not the biggest fan of Monday’s to be honest but I’m looking to change that. And I thought what better way than to bring you guys along for the ride with me and maybe see some positive changes in your lives as well.
So, how can you fall in love with Monday’s?
1. Make Friday Productive.
Have a slower start to the working week by preparing the best you can on Friday. Put in a lot of work on Friday. So you don’t have that much on your to do list for the new week. Get the most difficult tasks done on Friday so that Monday doesn’t have to be crazy and full of stress.
2. Create a Monday Ritual.
To start loving Mondays find a habit, a treat, or a ritual – something that you really love and look forward to and make it happen.
3. Stop derailing yourself on the weekends.
Most of us love to sleep in on the weekends but it isn’t always practical. You’ll find yourself getting exhausted fast. To avoid that keep your weekend sleep schedule similar to your weekday schedule and you’ll soon find yourself ready to take on Monday.
4. Change your mindset.
Stop telling yourself that Monday’s suck. The truth is they don’t. It’s just that for some of us the weekend never lasts long enough. Instead think of Monday’s as a fresh start. A new chance to go after things that matter most to you.
I hope this gives you a much needed boost to take back Monday and mould it into something you can learn to love.
Whether you’re just starting your writing journey or you’ve been writing for years, you may have found the excitement has died down some and the lure of words on the page just isn’t as strong as it used to be.
Well… here are 4 ways to make writing fun again!
1. Use a writing prompt. Check inspirational images or word prompts on Pinterest.
2. Engage the world around you. What’s out your window? Write about it.
3. Flip the pages of your favourite novel. Draw inspiration from the page you land on.
4. Illustrate the last thing you wrote. Even if it’s bad. The drawing not the writing.
I hope one or all of these help inspire you to write something great.
And when in doubt… RELAX! The words come easier when you stress less!
… and a hell of a lot of other amusing things, as I find myself buried under a ever growing mountain of research. I’ve somewhat insanely decided to throw my hat in the ring for Harlequin’s Historical Romance “Warriors Wanted” Blitz.
Honestly, I’m a tad scared. It’s taken days to get to this point. I have 25 point very rough synopsis that needs some TLC.
Two main characters I don’t really know… and yet… I’m still drawn, irrevocably so, to Wales – yet again. It doesn’t take much, really. Wales is in my blood. Granted, only 25%… down from my maternal grandmother, but still.
What period? Well… that would be telling. And just for now I’m keeping it a secret. I’ll reveal my chosen time period And lots more in another blog post.