Welcome to "Why I'm Not Writing." We all know that the only thing writers like doing better than writing is avoiding writing. So every Friday I list five things that have distracted me from my writing that week.
I also encourage you to share with me what made you procrastinate this week by posting with #whyimnotwriting on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram, or share in the comments below. I'll feature my favorites with everyone here.
After talking about the movie for months, we finally found a DVD of the newest Thor movie. With Infinity Wars on the horizon, Daniel and I are excited to binge watch the Marvel movies from start to finish. Out of all of them, though, this one is one of my favorites. Great music, great characters, great cinematography.
If you're a fan of National Novel Writing Month, great ready for Camp NaNo. This is a similar challenge that occurs every April and July. Unlike the November, this challenge is move flexible, allowing writers to work on poetry or short stories and set their own goals. I've set up a cabin for everyone who follows SarahFoil.com. If you're interested in joining us for weekly prompts, daily encouragements and goal check-ins,
Zelda: Breath Of The Wild
If you check in weekly for these posts, you know that about a month ago, Daniel and I started playing Zelda: Breath of the Wild. We played this game for hours everyday. When we weren't playing, we were researching the game and watching videos from other players. But finally, last weekend, we beat Ganon and finished. We already have our next game lined up but probably won't be over this one for a while.
Riverrun International Film Festival
This week, I attended a Launch Party for the Riverrun International Film Festival, an annual festival near me that I've been attending every year for the last 5 years. After seeing some trailers for the upcoming films, I got a full schedule for the 11 day festival. So excited!
I've accomplished a lot in the last year. I've finished two novels, completed my masters degree, started a website and began a new business. Yet, when I received a rejection this week from a small, local weekend workshop, none of that seemed to matter anymore. I was so excited about this retreat that the rejection felt crushing. Luckily I have amazing friends and family who picked me back up. It never hurts to be reminded that rejection is and will always be part of this job.