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.
Hello, World! I’m finally taking my husband’s advice and starting up a blog. Well, here it goes! Born and raised in Fort Wayne, Indiana, I am an artist dabbling in crafting and writing. I have an Etsy shop (SKHandcraftedBooks) where I sell handcrafted books, and will soon have barn-wood and pallet-wood signs.