I’m a bit of a creature of habit. I rarely worry about what to have for breakfast because I eat the same thing five days a week:
Every morning and every night I kiss the same hunky guy:
[photo redacted because Fodder says he refuses to be fodder for my online life]
I sit in the same chair each night:
I try to clock the same minimum word count each night:
Since January 2013, I’ve been traveling a great deal for my day job. Like 2-3 weeks out of a month in some months. That means my productivity has dropped dramatically.
But I have ideas. Tons of ideas. Airport-inspired plot bunnies hop around in my brain, begging for attention. I can’t tell you how many scenes have played out in my head whilst I was trapped watching another endless PowerPoint presentation. I know I’m getting desperate to write when I catch myself using the word “Sexy” to describe a spreadsheet to another colleague.
It’s so hard for me to focus on the story when I’m not in my natural habitat, but I have got to get some of this out. I know I’m not the only author to wrestle with writing outside of the comfort zone. I sure could use some advice.
Anyone have any tips or tricks to keep me in line?
Oh! Since I wrote this post, I did receive a little inspiration in my inbox. Wanna see? Here’s the cover for my upcoming Harlequin-E Contemporary release, The Last First Date – coming in June 2014!