Question of the Day: When your writing life is a bit cloudy or filled with rain, what do you do to dig down and keep on writing? 

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Great question for this month’s posting. Instead of rain, however, we have piles and piles of snow here in Minnesota. Ugh! This is officially the winter of our discontent. It’s hard not to let it get you down. 

In answer to the question above, I found that I need to give myself focused time to write. I take my writing to a local coffee shop, and it’s best if it’s one where I don’t know everyone who comes in!

 Lately, I felt a need to dig a little deeper and really develop my main character’s voice, so I bought her a journal and a little quote book to go with it. It’s working great. When I journal in her voice, this whole beautiful, complicated story comes out.

Waiting for Spring, here in the Upper Midwest of the USA.

Go. Create. Inspire!

Journaling Prompt: How’s the weather where you are? What gives you sunshine on a cloudy day?