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.
With all the hot and cold weather we've had, my allergies have been terrible. I've had a sore throat and stuff head all week. It's been a nightmare. I'm hoping I'll be able to rest up over the weekend and come back with clear eyes on Monday.
Warm Weather... Finally!
Along those lines, we finally have warm weather this week! I can't believe it. I'm looking forward to sitting outside, driving with my windows down and not having to crawl under five blankets just to get to sleep at night.
The Diamond Awards are the local industry awards for my business. We attended last night and came away with an award for the best property in our category for the year. So excited to celebrate with my co-workers and enjoy our 15 minutes of fame.
Footnotes Cocktails & Coffee
This week, I checked out a new coffee shop in Downtown Winston-Salem. Footnotes is a bar and coffee shop that's connected to the Bookmarks bookstore and Foothills Brewing company. They have great food and amazing drinks. Trust me, the only thing a good bookstore is missing is a cocktail.
Magic Page Critique Group
My critique group, the Magic Page, is opening up to new members. We're looking for experienced Young Adult, Middle Grade and KidLit writers who live in North Carolina. It's recommended to be part of the Winston-Salem writers, but it's not a requirement. If you're interested, please reach out via my contact page!