I apologize for posting a non-western topic on Cowboy Kisses, but I've been particpating in this monthly event for quite a while, and this month, my blog partner, Rita Karnopp, is joining in. I know she'll have some interesting feedback to Rhobin Courtrights intuitive questions, so I don't want to be an obstacle so I've moved my own post. While you're here...peruse some of the great posts of my fellow western authors. *lol*
This month's topic is: What is your favorite time and place to read? How about writing time? Do you have to make time?
Do you have a ritual or is your plan helter-skelter? I had a quilting teacher who followed the Swiss-cheese method to completing tasks: Make a hole here, and sometime later a hole there; keep repeating this until the whole thing is complete. What's your method?
Well,I guess I'll be honest. My retired life is "helter-skelter" when it come to anything. When I worked, I lived on a schedule and was organized. In fact, I wrote my debut novel during my lunch hours and breaks. As a retired person, I stay up late, sleep in, and don't have a scheduled time for anything. My reading and writing time has suffered because I spend far too much time on social media because I miss my friends, and for whatever reason, my characters seem to sense my disorganization and don't speak to me as often as they often used too.
Right now, I have visitors through the winter, and I'm trying to change my life style by adding exercise and altering my diet. I guess I've made my health a priority, and that's a good thing, but I often think I need to find another job so I can get myself organized again.
Okay, now I've shared my answer...check out the following participants and see what they've said:
A.J. Maguire http://ajmaguire.wordpress.com/
Geeta Kakade http://geetakakade.blogspot.com/
Margaret Fieland http://www.margaretfieland.com/blog1/
Skye Taylor http://www.skye-writer.com/
Marci Baun http://www.marcibaun.com/
Fiona McGier http://www.fionamcgier.com/
Connie Vines http://connievines.blogspot.com/
Beverley Bateman http://beverleybateman.blogspot.ca/
Rita Karnopp http://email@example.com
Rachael Kosnski http://the-doodling-booktease.tumblr.com/
Helena Fairfax http://helenafairfax.com/
Heidi M. Thomas http://heidiwriter.wordpress.com/
Ginger Simpson http://www.cowboykisses.blogspot.com/
Rhobin Courtright http://www.rhobinleecourtright.com/