No matter how much I learn about writing, I feel like I will never know enough.
Here it is, Part II of Positivity Camp!
I write because I enjoy it…well, most of the time anyway. Every now and again I hit a road block and I find myself stuck. The best way to move past it, I’ve found, is to keep writing. Usually I turn my focus to a different piece. That helps trick me into writing again and to enjoy it too.
Writing prompts can be a great way to spark your creativity. This is one prompt I used to write this story; I hope you enjoy it!
With fall coming up, I feel like I am more creative than ever! All those crisp leaves, those bright colors, cool mornings, hot chocolate, the list goes on! Yet there is a price to pay with being creative.
I started working on a short story that I wanted to share here, but it’s turning into something else. As a writer, I feel this often happens; I start out with an idea and it branches off into something beyond the original scope of my vision. Well, that happened this time, too! What started out as a simple story about a strange camp turned into more of a social commentary.
Rainy days can drain my energy levels faster than bad news or a failed project. Now, this is not to be confused with stormy days. Those days are just awesome! I might struggle to focus on stormy days, but at least my energy levels are just fine!
Working from home isn’t easy; however, once you set up a good routine, it can become easier. The key is to avoid distractions. For me, it’s my phone and the internet. I can be lost on Facebook for hours if I’m not careful! Pinterest is another black hole that steals the time away.
Before I get too far, I should probably explain where I came up with the idea for the title of my blog. Caffeine is my Muse came from an idea I had after reading a sign in a store that said:
I don’t have a problem with Caffeine, I have a problem without it!!!
Whether it’s career based or simply a hobby, being an artist is not easy. As an artist, I used to struggle keeping up on my crafting and my writing, and that was before I had the added difficulty of trying to work from home.
If you’re an artist, you likely know the routine. You come home from a day of work and you want to relax, not spend hours hunched over a craft table or a keyboard. And if you finally get a day off…HA! Forget it because there are too many chores to do or errands to run or friends to see or relaxation to catch up on.