Saturday, August 13, 2011

Choosing Happiness While Writing in Summer

Water under the bridge
I have to admit that I often write less when I am happy.  I feel my satisfaction in the life I am living and try to escape it less, or to understand what is not working less.  When life is good, I relax and enjoy it unless I force myself into anti-procrastination mode and make myself sit at the keyboard or drag a pen nib across the spiral notebook pages while I am at the beach or river.
Soaking in Greyback Creek
This August has been a peaceful, busy, happy time for me, and therefor it has not been very productive.  I have been selling some of my novels and doing a book giveaway on goodreads at

but I have mostly been having company, my sister-in-law and her family
a girl I was best friends with 30 years ago in High School and her family
a boy and his Mom who are non-blood family nevertheless

And being with friends who are tourists to our area has given me the excuse to play tourist myself and visit the places which lured me into moving here 22 years ago anyway.

Brookings Harbor

Brown pelican
So I have been enjoying the cool summer weather of the coast and even though I signed up for CampNanoWriMo with every intention of writing another 50,000 words in August, I have failed in that. Most of my writing has been twitter feeds and facebook posts and a couple of blogs.  But my creative well should have enough of beauty filling it now that it will not soon run dry.

I wrote before about the Mother and baby Grey Whale who moved into the Klamath river.  Baby has gone back to sea but the Mama is still here, 54 days later.  She has been fascinating and an amazing chance to see such a creature but she is also becoming a concern because her own health depends on her getting back to Alaska, and because the people here are starting to think they know her and trying to swim with her or kayak up to her has become  re-occurring issue.

 So I am still waiting on my chance to get in to Pottermore as a beta tester for the site, and seeing the school year looming ahead.  I know that the summer is winding down, but I have to say it has been a great one.

Spending time in Fern Canyon always leaves a lingering peace in my soul

Ocean World in Crescent City

Babysitting the grand-puppies

Summer Band Camp Concert

1 comment:

  1. Hi! Stopping by from MBC. Great blog!
    Have a nice day!