My Book Is Stalled

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It just keeps raining and raining and raining around here, today is no exception, and I’ve lost five writing days that should have gone into my current book, Ozias, Prince in Peril.

No, I can’t write fantasy fiction indoors. I need fresh air, birds, squirrels, grass, wildflowers, bees. I need trees, too, but they’ve cut them all down around here. To get into the right frame of mind, I have to cut myself off from 21st-century distractions.

Maybe the sun will come out. I have more blog posts to write. I have to write a column for Newswithviews. I have to go pick up the laundry. Maybe by the time I get it all done, the sun will be out again. It’s had six out of the last seven days off. What is this–Seattle?

8 comments on “My Book Is Stalled

  1. Here’s praying for clement weather! I wish I could send some of our sunshine your way; It was rainy all day yesterday here in Sun Prairie WI but now the sun’s come out. Sadly, I cannot take advantage of it because I have the Day Job to attend to.

  2. That is OK brother Lee, the world will not come to an end if you miss the deadline you set to finish your book. There will be other tomorrows, the next day, and the day after that. And sooner or later the rain will stop and the sun will shine once again.

    As for me, I am still waiting for your two books (and the other books I ordered) to arrive. I went to the Post Office yesterday, but they have not arrived yet.

  3. Well, you are welcome to live here for a few months where it is warm, so you can write outside.
    Oh, did I tell you about the many earthquakes we have throughout the year? We just had a quake yesterday. Not too bad here, just a bit of shaking (nothing fell over), but a lot stronger about 300 miles north of us (6.4).

    1. We have minor quakes here in NJ. In the last one, I was sitting here typing when suddenly everything in the room gave a little jump.

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