We have just returned from the trip of a lifetime in the USA. Our son, Paul and daughter-in-law, Marian arranged everything. All we had to do was front up and enjoy the experiences laid out before us…Driving from Yellowstone National Park, via the Grand Tetons snow capped mountains to the elk antler arches in the town of Jackson, followed by Lake Tahoe and Yosemite all the way down to Santa Monica Pier.
We experienced the fun of a Los Angeles baseball game, whale watching, and kayaking.
Walked in Yellowstone National Park and marveled at geysers, fumaroles, hot springs & mud pools.
Observed baby bears, bison, wolves, otters & elk.
We lived life to the full with snatches of these experiences captured in photos or scrawled into an exercise book always in my back pack.
Sometimes we need to leave our computers, blogs and everyday routine behind and live in the moment. And that’s my excuse for being absent from my blog. However, with help from Paul and Marian, via my ipad and emails I was still able to remain connected to others. Now I’m home I’ve had time to think about why it meant so much to me,
It helped me to remain connected to friends and to my writing community.
Every writer at some stage needs inspiration, enlightenment and to feel connected to others writers. Now I’m back home, when I feel down in the dumps about my writing, burnt out and depleted, or my manuscript has been rejected yet again I always turn to my wordpress writing family for inspiration. It never fails.
To read the blogs of others revealing how they have struggled makes me feel I am not alone. Their solutions to their writing problems give me a good shake and sits me back in front of the computer again. If they can do it, I can. They inspire me. By the time I leave the computer I’m back in the saddle again. There is a light at the end of the tunnel.
Reinvigorated, I tap away and before long have at least two pages. Crisis over.
Recently I had such a glitch and decided to make a list of some of the things I have enjoyed reading.
Up the Creek with a Pen by Mairi Neil
ANZlitlovers Litblog by Lisa Hill
Planning to the ‘Nth’ by Coral Waight
All posts at Charles French Words Reading and Writing by frenchc55
Why read other authors?
You know your a writer when…
Finding time to write
Why we write
What an editor will do to your manuscript
What to consider before giving your manuscript to an editor
And so many quotes from people living now and long gone. Quotes that inspire, persuade, demand and state the obvious.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the wordpress community, especially the bloggers I like and follow. You all help maintain and sustain the urge to write. Your thoughts, dreams and struggles can often motivate me to even post a comment.