The First Big One, Getting Stuck, And Having To Imagine The Snow?

Hope you had a great weekend. Mine was interesting. Didn’t sally forth to get the comics because I was working on some editing stuff most of the day. But before all that…

We had our first big snow.

It didn’t seem that big at first, but it had formed a thigh-high drift in the driveway–which we had to dig a truck out of. Not too fun, but that was pretty good from an exercise standpoint (which is also why I say snow is a four-letter word that starts with S).

Because we don’t have a snowblower–not to say I’d use it if we did. There’s a fine line between a good bit of helpful exercise and a marathon, if you know what I mean.

Which reminds me of having to juggle different types of projects and things like that (with managing, editing, and writing). It ebbs and flows, so it doesn’t seem like that much in my day-to-day activities. I’m also trying to work in my own projects at the beginning of the workday–which is why I’m writing this now. I should have done that yesterday too, but I did a bit of journaling, and I haven’t tackled the fiction aspect of my writing life, as yet (except for posting Triple F every Friday).

Okay, so that’s a big first for me–the snow, and it has been the source of a lot of posts on determination, juggling life and work, and what-have-ya over the past couple years that I’ve run the blog.

Which can apply to fiction writers and copywriters too. (Including on the days I don’t feel like doing stuff at all–which I’d be a liar if I said I never had days like that). Which is when switching gears usually comes to the rescue–which leads me to the subject of several other posts–having other gears/projects to switch to in the first place.

Whenever you’re stuck for a character, plot point, email subject line, or what-have-ya, ask yourself, “What can I (or my characters) learn from snow?”

I’m sure you’ll come up with lots of ideas–even if that includes having to imagine the snow.

Until next time,

Ty

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About Ty Mall

Thanks for stopping by. I've almost always been interested in writing, among other things. Along with discovering pop culture, I've uncovered a lot about the craft over the past 10 years. And whether you're a fiction writer or email copywriter, I'm here to pass on what I've found out. And have a ton of fun in the process.
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