A Year of Writing Adventures: Day 142

The Puppy and The Cast

So stupid.

Has accident often are.

The puppy is having her walk. She’s a cheerful little chocolate Labrador and jumping is one of her favourite things to do.

That, and grabbing her leash to play tug-of-war.

While trying to do both hobbies at the same time, the puppy landed on the icy street.

As she did a dozen times.

This time around, however, she broke her ankle.

We rushed to the vet emergency hospital and waited for nearly four hours, we finally learned she would need an operation.

Three days, an amount of money narrowing the 5 figures (thank goodness we have pet insurance!) and a purple cast later, we got the puppy back home.

As many of you dear fellow writers may know, a puppy is a lot of work.

Now, we have to work a little bit more, for the next five weeks anyway. Which means… a bit less time to write.

Yet again.

Puppy is now lying beside me, happily chewing a disgusting faux-bacon-smelling toy. We got a lot of those, among other distraction devices to keep dogs from boredom and the rest of the family sane!

Keep safe and may all the good words flow your way.

Day 131: Dreams, Writer’s Best Friend

It happened to you too, dear fellow writer.

Waking up from an amazing dream and thinking « I have to write this down ».

Well, the dream I woke up from is no futur best seller.

Rather, it was the kind of wonderful dream you wake up from feeling happy, inspired, at peace.

I remember laughing, walking out from my current dayjob place into an infinite… bookstore!

Old friends around. And a old crush with who I used to laugh a lot.

No worry, the dream ends with my hubby-to-be, even bigger laugher and a very clear tough: I want to keep him. And everything we built together. And go on the amazing journey ahead of us, of our family.

Yep, I may have only written two sentences in the middle-grade novel project.

But, hey… I can hardly remember the last time I felt so happy, content, grateful.

Dear fellow writer, take good care of yourself, and may all the goods words and dreams flow your way.

Day 129: Feeding the Imagination… One Class at A Time!

It’s a well-known idea in the Writing Community.

While taking a break from writing – which I won’t do since the Holidays rhythmed kind of imposed a writing break and I’m just-just-just starting to get my writing mojo back – we go all in!

We make the biggest dive possible into the ever-growing pile of novels to read.

We watch all those recommended movies and tv shows friends or family members recommended, even if we’re more or less into it, just to widen our horizons.

Same for plays or concerts – if we can afford it, or have time to attend.

The latest is my biggest challenge: time.

I still have a full-time consuming day job, a kiddo at school and a busy hubby-to-be who needs support in order to be able to work.

The evening, which used to be « !!!wouhou Great Writing Time, wouhou!!! », is now unwinding-and-fall-asleep-watching-a-cooking-show time.
« boohoo ».

And… I sense a litlle doubt on the other side of the screen, dear fellow writers.

« She have no time », you think, « and yet, she’s going back to University??? ».

It seems weird, but it is vital for me and the wellness of my writing mojo to do something with a real out-of-my-brain deadline.

I need the extra-motivation to widden my horizon, to get out there and mingle with new ideas, news books, new voices, or old ideas-books-voices I knew nothing about !

Yes, investing actual money to feed the imagination is a great way to fire things up! (Talk about it with the people behind MasterClass and cie, hé, hé, hé…!).

Dear fellow writers, you may not believe it, but yeah, I can’t wait to do homework again!

Until next time, take care of yourself, for real, and may all the good words be with you.

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