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Writer's block could be something else...

I finally got my book published early this year and I’m excited to let the world know about the gosling named Ryan. “Along Came Ryan…the Little King Volume II” is now in the works and I am planning to have it published by the end of this year.

It’s challenging to have a great desire to share this wonderful story, but working during the day means I have bandwidth issues. Of course if I did not have my good job, I would never have met the fascinating Canada Geese and watch the same set of parents nest two years in a row in the company’s own backyard. And should they visit again next year, I will desperately want to write Volume III! Before that happens, I have to finish Volume II!

I have a lot of information to compile and it sometimes feels overwhelming. I can be so linear and tell myself that I need to get all my other chores done first, “and only then will I write.” I also dance ballroom and that adds to the challenge. So, balancing life, and, in my case, writing, can be tough. I must confess though, sometimes I simply procrastinate!

I recently came across a shot-in- the-arm quote, which has helped free me of my writer’s block, thanks to the author John Steinbeck. He said, “Write freely and as rapidly as possible and throw the whole thing on paper. Never correct or rewrite until the whole thing is down. Rewrite in process is usually found to be an excuse for not going on.” Isn’t that great! Thanks, John. I needed that!