Everyone knows reading and writing go hand-in-hand. And the majority of writers read the genre they write. It keeps you current on what's happening in publishing, fuels fresh ideas, and lets you live in the worlds that keep you happiest. But you can't overlook another important section in the bookstore if you want to keep your writing sharp. And the answer will probably surprise you.
I've personalized my writing space to maximize the creative energy. And Tonks has, on occasion, felt the need to rearrange my toys and mini stuffed animals as part of her "Assistant" duties. But ever since the arrival of one special addition, she's developed a laser focus - and it's hilarious.
Everyone's learned to cope with a "new normal." But, as it turns out, when you get smacked with changes to that normal, it can throw you off-stride. So much that it starts to eat away at your mental state (who knew?). Then, when you're hit with a recovery period, your body tends to rebel against you. It's not a fun process.
Who doesn't hate the dreaded four-letter word "diet?" It immediately conjures images of deprivation and sadness. Which is why no one ever sticks to any diet for a considerable length of time. For good reasons. Diets don't work! So why in the world am I mentioning them? Because there's a teeny-tiny bit of logic to the word.