Diary of a Writer – Coping Mechanisms 4

Visits to the Royal Botanical Garden in Edinburgh have become an important part of the ‘coping mechanisms’ mentality here in the Writer’s Study. Nature carries on carrying on and yesterday there were many lovely rhodies to be seen.

There’s currenty not a lot of writing taking place! Maybe the brain has had enough of keeping up and keeping cheering up. Instead, I’ve begun the process of finding surfaces. One bag of paper ready for the re-cycling (includes some MSS!) and several piles of books ready for the next opportunity to send to a sale or take to a shop.

Looking forward to the online conference of the Scottish Association of Writers this w/e. Stellar line-up of speakers and adjudicators so maybe that stimulus will kick-start something.

I find it very hard to describe people. I love showing their characters and actions but describing them remains a real problem. Yesterday I set myself the task of describing the heroine of a Scottish Regency I’m toying with. Achieved three sentences. What do we know so far? She’s short and blonde.

Um!

Mother’s Day last Sunday was a lovely boost with flowers and a delivered Afternoon Tea. It was so nice to talk to my children and really looking forward to seeing them in person. I feel for those of you who are separated by oceans.

Curious Find – From the tidying – up is that elastic bands dry out and crack.

How is it going in your study/kitchen/workroom?

Anne

ps Takeaway par Excellence from Hickory at Home is a big help. St Patrick’s Day coming up and we’re trying the Vegetarian option.

2 thoughts on “Diary of a Writer – Coping Mechanisms 4

  1. Yes, I’m finding it difficult to write too. But trying not to put pressure on myself. Like you I’ve found other things to do – including a bit of spring cleaning. I can’t wait to be able to travel to Edinburgh and visit the Botanics – one of most favourite places. Enjoy the SAW conference.

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    • Hi Anne and thanks for dropping by. I am looking forward to the online conference as I attended a Georgette Heyer one and found it so interesting. Bought the hardback book of essays for a friend’s ‘special’ birthday and now awaiting the papaerback for self. Our brains need stimulus in what interests us. Anne

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