Writers Horoscope August 10: A change of scenery is in order.

Face it–waking up to a sea of pixels and liquid crystals is hardly a warm, embracing welcome to your creative urges**.
So, mix it up.
Get out of the house.
Breathe real air.
Pave a new neural pathway. [Not even sure that’s a thing. It just sounds right.]
Turn off YouTube, fergawdsakes.
Happy writing.

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**Ever notice that ‘urges’ is easily rearranged to spell ‘surge’? I mean, really, isn’t that cosmic? A surge of urges………eeew-ick, an innocent four-word phrase and we’re thrust into 50 Shades territory…thrust……okay, we’re done here.

The source of Dabble Hour…

My first foray into Dabble Hour went fairly well. I only allowed myself that 60 minutes to follow peripheral projects, including writing for animation. Problem: I planted myself in Distraction Central, our public library. Good place to sit and work, but all those books…

library book pyramid

No, I didn’t pick all these up in one trip. But still…someone here needs therapy.

Don’t you love the irony of my having a copy of Deep Work?

In his book Turning Pro, Steven Pressfield says “The amateur prizes shallowness and shuns depth.”

Seems I have a way to go with this…