I haven't been here in a while.. here's why.
I have been seeking inspiration, sparks for creativity; something to jump start my muse. And I found a lot of neat things! I found oneword.com, creativity-portal.com, and languageisavirus.com to name a few.
The most important thing to happen is that I met Violette, an artist, who inspires me to doodle for creativity. I found myself doodling. Now, so far, it hasn't led to a story, but it is a way to be creative every day, and it flexes some muscles that haven't been used in along time.
I also wrote some poetry, which I hadn't done since I've been focused on writing short stories and my novel. It was great fun, though. Much like a doodle exercises your brain in a different way, poetry exercises your writing skills.
I have also taken more pictures lately than I ever have! I have discovered the creativity in photography as well.
How has any of this affected my writing? I'm not sure yet.
I do have a couple of stories in the works. I have completed the first full edit on my novel. And I have been blogging a lot. Add to that my temporary full time job and raising two boys, and you have all the excuses I can muster for not visiting Red Room in a while!
But I hope to add some more pieces and poems shortly. :)