Sunday, 7 August 2016

A different view

I find the most frustrating thing about writing - apart from all the rejections - are those times when I know what I want to say, but can't find exactly the right words to say it. If I'm lucky, the answer will reveal itself after I've scribbled down and crossed out all the 'wrong' sentences  I can think of, but when I'm completely stuck the best thing is to give up and go and do something else.

Walking is good, so is pottering about in the garden, doing a bit of housework, or anything else that gives my conscious mind something to think about while my subconscious works on the writing problem.

Another trick I've discovered is to switch from writing to another art form. Believe me, after struggling to describe a scene in watercolour, painting it with words is a doddle!

 Do you have a favourite activity that helps with your writing?

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Dear Followers (and anyone else who finds this blog)

Just a quick note to say sorry for the lack of posts recently.
I'm still here, but have had blogging problems.
At the end of June, most of the pictures on my 2 blogs disappeared. It wasn't me - it was Google changing something that affected Blogger. Someone,somewhere was trying to fix it but days, and then weeks, went by and my blogs still looked very strange with blank spaces where the pictures should have been.
I reluctantly decided that the only remedy was to abandon this blog and start a new one elsewhere - when I could find the time!
Then, oh joy! everything was suddenly back to normal. I put 'update blog and catch up with blogging friends' at the top of my to-do list ...
                                               and my computer crashed!
So, while it's away being repaired (at least I hope it can be brought back to life) I'm climbing steep learning curves with an IPad and borrowed laptop.

Normal service will be resumed soon, I hope!