Wednesday, December 2, 2020

IWSG: Writing Encroachment and Staycation

It is the last post of the year for the Insecure Writers Support Group
If you'd like to join, or find out more about this group, GO HERE

Thanks to Alex Cavanaugh for hosting this monthly event. The awesome co-hosts for this posting of the IWSG are Pat Garcia, Sylvia Ney, Liesbet @ Roaming About Cathrina Constantine, and Natalie Aguirre!

This month's optional question: Are there months or times of the year that you are more productive with your writing than other months, and why?

Winter is best for me. I work in swimming pool construction so summer is our busiest season. Long work hours makes writing tough. But I've carved out the hours between 6:00 - 7:00, before I start the day job, to write. 
But there is encroachment going on!  *sigh*

On the weekends, I write from wake-up until 11:00 or 12:00--after that, it's nap time!

Also, I'm worthless at night. I wish I could sit down and crank the words out, but at the end of the day my creativity and ability to think straight have both flown straight out the window. 


I just had a 3-week staycation in San Diego because I am a diehard social distancer. We've got the beaches and mountains--went to both. Watched hang gliders and surfers, searched the tidepools at low tide, found some cool shells, anemones and sand crabs. Picnicked in the mountains. Ate strawberry-rhubarb pie. Drank some wine and Irish Coffees. There are worse places I guess!

Did some writing, too, and got to add words to my word-count widgets up there in the sidebar--I love to see the colored bars move up! I'm a simple gal, LOL. 

Stay Safe Everyone!

What are your best months and times?

Care to share any secrets for getting 
more words on the page? 

Anyone else doing staycations and 
what did you do to make it fun?