For months I have been battling with a bad case of Writers Block though to be honest it was more of writer doldrums. Had the ideas but didn’t have the motivation to write them down. It had been an emotional Fall, professionally full of ups and downs and I think I was still recovering from that. I had stretched myself very thin and was to be honest at my breaking point.
Then a friend called and said where do you want to go, pick a place anywhere in Europe. Really? I though, sure, okay how about Ireland? Well two months later, with my bags packed, my camera charged and ready, I was off to the Emerald Island.
As far as vacation goes I didn’t do a lot of resting, in fact I was up earlier then I would have been at home. And it was my spring break from my real job so I would have been taking it easy. Instead I was walking 15 miles or more a day. I was hoofing it over the city and country side and I was loving every minute of it. For the first time in months, maybe years, I was pretty much unplugged. With the exception of a quick blog I did daily for my family and friend to catch up. And I suddenly couldn’t wait to write again. Ideas started flowing like melting spring stream.
So here is my advice to those authors suffering abit of writers block/fatigue. WALK AWAY. You don’t have to do to the extreme of Ireland like I did but I do recommend a few days of unplugged and complete relaxation to recoup. Even if the relaxation is not sleeping. My Other advice visit Ireland and the Giants Causeway. Visit this land full of wonderful people, amazing storytellers and rich history. But I warn you, this place knows how to make some potatoes.
Now to see if Madame Eve can work her magic on the Emerald isle in this story that is locked in my head. We shall see.
Dominique's 1Night Stand story,
Strawberry Kisses is available HERE