Thursday, June 23, 2011

Stitching Up a Weekend

I gave my revision a rest for the weekend and decided to focus my creative talents elsewhere--Quilting! I'll have to post some pics later, but anyway, I spent the weekend stitching up a baby quilt for one of my friends who's expecting soon. Actually, I have three friends that either just had a baby or will have one in the next month, so I've been in a sewing frenzy. We'll be heading back to Michigan for The 4th and I need to have them all done to take with us. Looks like I know what I'll be doing the next few nights.

The best part about all this sewing is that it's giving me time to think about my revision. I wasn't sure which direction I wanted to take the plot and now I know. Woo-hoo! I think it's best to step back and think before making a major plot change, don't you?

So, do you have any other creative hobbies you look to when you need a writing break? Songwriting? Painting? Pottery? Crocheting? (Another favorite of mine!) Do share.


Indigo said...

I don't know why, but road trips are instant fixes for me when I need a break. Somehow the open road, opens up my thought process like never before.

I always escape to the mountains trails. (Hugs)Indigo

Stephanie Thornton said...

I love to travel for inspiration--something about being out of my element makes me notice all the little things I'd normally breeze by.

And hiking in the summer- yay!

Steph Damore said...

Wow, look at you ladies and your traveling adventures.

I'm the opposite, Stephanie, in that I'm always so busy when I'm traveling that I have a hard time stopping and looking around. I need to work on that in general. Go, go, go. That's what I always feel like.

Steph Damore said...

Indigo: I do real well thinking out plot problems in the car. I think it's the forced silence and stillness. Escaping to the mountain trails sounds wonderful.