Have been wracking my brain what to blog about!
Thought about chatting about my parenting highs and woes but the hilarious Caitlyn Nicholas does a MUCH better job at me than that.
Thought about interviewing characters but the talented Helene Young has been running a series of posts like this on her blog and if you haven’t checked them out already then you MUST!
Thought about running a contest but a) I’ve got nothing worth giving away yet and b) The lovely Minxes have got contests covered this month.
Thought about painting another picture to post but… well… I think the last one I did speaks for why that was NOT a good idea.
Then I read Fleur McDonald’s groovy posts about bookshelves – you must check this out. It made me feel a WHOLE lot better about my own bookshelves which are over-crammed and not ordered at all. It also made me glance at said bookshelves and recall the numerous craft books I have, which have barely been touched. Seriously, I could get away with selling MOST of them as NEW!
And THAT gave me idea! I thought each week, I’d randomly open one of the craft books on my shelf and post a quick snippet about what’s on that page.
So… drum roll… the first RANDOM CRAFT POST goes to NO PLOT? NO PROBLEM by
Chris Baty (famous for National Novel Writing Month) randomly opened to page 77, which provides a little fun advice for the dedicated writer.
His idea here is ”Treat-o-Rama.” Chris states that “Allowing yourselves loads of restaurant meals, sugary treats and exotic beverages is the best way to keep your spirits high during the exhausting mental acrobatic routines you’ll be pulling off the next month as you write.” He goes on to suggest ways of feeding your muse during NaNoWriMo – takeaway meals, cooking in mass before the months starts, massive snacks and constantly pumping your body with fluids (water a must amongst the other less healthy bevs).
Now while RANDOM CRAFT POST this week was not specifically about writing craft it did seem an apt choice because next week Romance Writers of Australia 50ks in 30days thus begin. I have signed up to add 30k in 30 days to the current wip.
Anyone else signed up? If so… what TREATS do you plan to bribe your muse with???