Five on Friday: Happy Places

What I did: Um…some fun things? A lot of work? This was one of those weeks when I was busy all the time and yet when I sit down to review what happened I can’t remember anything.  A possible explanation for that lies here.  I did make a lot of progress on my WIP, a rewrite of a romance novel.  I’m in that lovely place where the words are rolling. Or they were, until this morning, when I got stalled a bit on trying to get the order of scenes right. I’m commanding my subconscious to work it out for me while I do other things.

What I celebrated: The ten-year anniversary of this blog. Woot woot!  You can read my very first post when you click on the link!

What I’m excited about: Upcoming classes, including some online offerings I’m planning and my second teaching stint at the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology.  I taught at this magical place for the first time last year.  This year I’m offering Writing Wild, Bold and True, and registration is now open. I’d love it if your joined me!

What I’m Reading/Watched: Still finishing up books from last week, and watching the same things. Truth be told, I fell asleep in front of the TV every night more often than not.  If I weren’t going to be out tonight, I’d watch the final episode of Grimm. I’ve loved this series set in Portland, though I’ve not watched it much over the last year.

Where I went: To my Happy Place, Ikea. Don’t sneer. One of my favorite things to do is eat in their cafeteria. My five-year-old grandson loves it, too, because we sit by the window and look out over the vast parking lot.  Plus its near the airport, so: planes.  And meatballs.  And fries. C’mon, what’s not to like? Henry has promised that when I am very old and he is grown up he will bring me to Ikea for lunch.

Okay, so not the most exciting week in the world. But that’s a good thing. Because as Julia Cameron says, I’m putting the drama on the page, not my life.

What’s been up for you this week? How is your writing?

Images are of the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology.

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