Welcome to "Why I'm Not Writing." We all know that the only thing writers like doing more 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.
Gathering With Friends
We got some friends together on Saturday night for a casual get together. It was an awesome night. We enjoyed cocktails, card games and eventually got into a Just Dance battle. I wanted to say a big thank you to our close group of friends who came out to see us and for making it such a fun evening.
On Sunday we took our tubs out to the Dan River and enjoyed an afternoon on the water. It was a crazy hot day, but the water was cool and felt fantastic. With some cold beers and quiet environment it made for an absolutely perfect way to spend the day.
Box Seats at the Ballgame
I was able to get some free box seats to the Winston-Salem Dash baseball game on Wednesday. It was a completely different world from our normal seats on the lawn. There was a huge buffet and complimentary drinks. The Dash lost, unfortunately, but we still had a great time.
Lately, we’ve been hit by a series of Summer storms. Sometimes we have a sudden sun showers other times it’s a full on thunderstorm with dark clouds and shaking bursts of thunder. We’ve lost power once or twice but at least all of our flowers are staying well hydrated…
We’re about halfway through July’s edition of Camp NaNoWriMo. Instead of writing a full novel this month, I’ve been trying to do a prompt everyday. This has given me a chance to jump around to different projects without a huge amount of pressure. It’s been tons of fun exploring new characters and genres.