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I can tell it’s been a year since I’ve done any serious writing. Same thing for any kind of meaningful exercise. Both are very important to me.
Muscle memory is slowly coming back up to par in both areas, but slowly seems to be the key word. My characters are beginning to trust that I will visit them every day and so are starting to talk to me again. I’ve at least done enough now that I’m hitting the “hard” part of the work in writing. I remember this… At first it was difficult to write more than an hour a day at any one time. But I learned to keep myself going by saying, only one more scene, then you can take a break. Just one more scene, and it works! I’m up to almost three hours a day now, writing exclusively on one story, not blog posts, not other stories. I’m happy with that progress even when I tell myself I’m taking too long. I’m also walking an hour a day. This is good. I love where I am right now. I am warm, safe, alone (for a few days), and content to have no one to think of but my characters and what they will tell me next.
Here are some random photos from France. Hope you enjoy…
|Bread van comes to town, and even gives window service!|
|A chateau in the middle of nowhere, with a moat!|
|Bring your own "Bidon" and fill up on wine!|
|My writing area. Yes, I stand while writing...|
|Countryside on an afternoon walk...|
|Abandoned farmhouse. Huge, and beautiful.|
|Food! Foix gras and magret, duck and duck!|
|A beautifully restored bathroom...|