After eight hours writing to pay the bills, I'm home writing for pleasure. This is what writing a novel looks like. It's not romantic, it's not blissful, it's fucking hard work when all you want to do is nap on the couch. But if my 39th lap of the sun is going to count for something then this has to be done. Nothing happens by chance, or accident, good things come to those who work their ass off. Current word count - 43,508 #writing#amwriting#novel#fistnovel#books#dreams#nevertooold#poetry#poem#writer#creativewriting#literature
I'm sitting in my home today, and looking outside, where I could hear the thunder while it's also partly sunny, but the dark clouds have gulped snowclad parts of the mountains. . Lunch is being cooked, as usual dal and rice, and most of my friends have left in last few days, with whom I ended up running around during last one month. So time to relax a bit. And I'm deciding between taking a nap in the balcony or finishing the editing and writing work. . I have a book to complete, it's called Innerline Pass, and after a long time I've picked a Hindi novel. And my favourite liquorice tea is over, so I've to soon go and buy some of it along with some asafoetida. Plus get some flowers for the house, I feel like having some around this year. . I'm still thinking about yesterday's India vs Australia match, for my throat is still sore after all the shouting yesterday. And I think the teams must've left Dharamshala by now, but we might once again bump into Matthew Hayden, who became sort of Illiterati regular. . I still have to arrange stuff for my upcoming Spiti trip, sort out my gadgets and empty all memory cards. Plus work on my upcoming website, and get done with a few meetings, plus pen down next parts of Noor series. . And then all the work starts appearing as I think about it, so I guess I'll shut myself again and stare outside. For it's March, trees are blooming again, butterflies might arrive soon as well, and it's not too cold, too hot. Perfect afternoons, before armies of fireflies invade our gardens in the evening in coming weeks. . And world looks beautiful today, life seems slow and simple, with nothing much to see or feel or to do. A beautiful afternoon to just loiter around the passing moments. . I think I should've a windchime at my place. Few more incense sticks too. I guess I'll play some Indian Ocean now, or clean my camera. And then photos are asking me to edit them as well. So I might get some work done. . Or maybe I might just go into the balcony and sleep there for the afternoon. For it's March, neither too hot, or too cold. . And I hear the clouds thundering again.
When you've been in a job for a long time, it's easy to get complacent. But from complacency grows boredom and stifled creativity. Today on Blue Jay I open up about my own complacency at work, and how I overcame it (link in bio)
For the last few days during my morning yoga practice I've allowed an intention to surface for my practice and my day and it has been simplicity. Over the last month I have been reminded with clients and also in my own life how much busyness stifles creativity. Also how much social media and mindless scrolling saps energy. So I have asked my clients to step back and make it very simple and I have done the same. When we luxuriate in the simple pleasures life is a gift 💖 thank you @beautaplin for these beautiful words that remind me of life's simple pleasures and the wonderful people in my life. #beautaplinquotes#beautaplin#simplepleasures
Prompt: Write a piece about an imaginary creature that uses beauty and flamboyance to lure in its victims. First, what does this creature look like? Where does it live? Why does it behave this way – for survival, or simply for sport? Next, figure out what the experience is like for the victims. Are they aware of what's happening, or lost in its charm? What happens once they've been caught in its trap? Are they lost forever, or changed in some way? Try writing a dual POV to explore the dynamic from both sides. (We'd love for you to submit your finished pieces to Mslexia magazine – our favourites from the 'Bewitched' theme will be published in our Spring 2018 issue. For info on how to submit, follow the link in our bio.) Photo credit: @tjholowaychuk2 #writingprompts#writingcommunity#writersofig#writersofinstagram#flashfiction#poetry#poetsofinstagram#writing#amwriting#wordporn#nature#supernatural#magic#bewitched#creature#peacock
Fantastic little tool in @wattpad. You can comment on particular phrases/dialogue as you read. Helps the person behind the screen really know what you like/or don't. Obviously, this is a plug. Get reading, get sharing. 📖 • L I N K I N B I O • #amwriting#romance#author
The writer's life is one of constant adventure. There will always be a need for great stories, so finish writing yours! • Author CP Patrick on nailing your elevator pitch, nightmares post-publication and the difficulty of finding your audience. • Full interview up at WildMind Creative.
I've updated my website and for the first time you can read what I'm writing! I mean... only if you want to... it'd mean a lot to me... it was a lot of work... But you don't have to if you don't want to... www.otellocalvert.com
#TipsForTravel : Leave Dad buried in the sand and relocate your beach camp a short distance away. Watch how people respond. I promise you it will be one of the funniest things you will ever see. My husband was visited by many a passer-by, fed snacks and beverages, serenaded with a guitar, and even offered a cigarette. Strangers itched his nose for him, readjusted his sunglasses, and posed for selfies with him. He calmly assured them all that his family would come back for him eventually.
Vampire shift! Everyone else is asleep i'm Getting started on STILL (Grip #2 ). GRIP is not a cliffhanger, so don't think you should wait until this one is out to read it. No , my readers kept demanding MORE for Grip & Bristol. So I caved! LOL! Anyone else up writing? ☺ #authorsofinstagram#amwriting#STILL#kennedyryan
A 100 word short story: If only I'd caught my usual bus. It was sheer laziness. I could have heaved myself from my warm, cosy bed ten minutes earlier, and staked my claim on my usual seat on the five-to-eight. I could have organised my outfit the night before, instead of hastily picking out a barely compatible shirt and skirt ensemble that I wasn't sure about, but didn't have time to care all that much. I should have caught that earlier bus. It would still have been a dull, dreary Wednesday, but I wouldn't have seen what I saw. That which cannot now be unseen. #amwriting#shortstory#100words Photo courtesy of Pexels.
This week let's talk about the beautiful and quaint Orange, CA. First of all, its motto is "A Slice of Old Town Charm" so you know what you're getting from the start. Second, it's only a 15 minute drive from Anaheim so all you Disneyland fanatics have no excuse. I highly recommend stopping by @rutabegorz for brunch before taking a stroll around the old town square. Wrap up the day with authentic Mexican food at Taco Adobe, you'll thank me! Another snippet from the road trip coming next week! 🗺