August 18, 2017 by Valerie Ullmer
Relaxing…or Trying To #MFRWAuthor
For the #MFRWAuthor 52-Week Blog hop, this week, week 33, we are talking about what I do to recharge!
Relaxing really isn’t something that a writer does. Well, at least for me it isn’t.
Every time I go out or have a conversation, I’m constantly thinking about ideas for books, even though at the time I might not be conscious of it. But my mind is always churning new ideas.
And this is why when I have some downtime, I’m usually reading. There are weeks where I devour at least five to seven books, but then, like every other reader, there are weeks where I don’t read a thing because I’m not in the mood or there aren’t any books that I want to read.
And if there aren’t any books that I want to read, I usually revert to reading FanFiction. (I love FanFiction, please don’t get me started). I figure that as long as I’m reading something, my mind still thinking up ideas (although sometimes it doesn’t become apparent right away).
So when I’m not writing or outlining (including the business side of writing), or filling out characterization worksheets, or thinking up new ideas, or reading…I’m usually watching Investigation Discovery, The Great British Baking show (which I am completely obsessed with) or walking or swimming my dog, Maddie.
And I recently decided that I want to start a side business. I am going to start designing book covers. If I wasn’t as if I was busy enough, I added something else to my plate, but I love being busy and this was a perfect way to keep my mind on writing and use more of my visual creative side.
And on that note, I’m going back to designing my latest cover before finishing an outline. Busy, busy!
Thank you for stopping by!