The Bright Side


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Although I linked up with #PoCoLo over at Verily Victoria Vocalises again this week I also wanted to write a post too so this one is linking up with Reasons to be Cheerful hosted by Lakes Single Mum this week.

The doubts festered in my mind this week and the black hole of writers block stopped me from getting any writing done on the novel. It happens from time to time and can be a real pain in the… well you know. Anyway, instead of lingering on the bad I thought I would try and get myself inspired. I spent three hours on Wednesday night doing research and as I read through facts and wrote notes I suddenly got inspired. Yay!

So, my reasons to be cheerful are:

1. No matter how long that void stays in my head there’s always going to be something that comes along and fills it. Whether that be hours of research like Wednesday night or a simple stroll through the woods with my kids. I am a creative soul and if the void lingers for long I know to change it up and move away from that blank screen. Although the weekend is here I have plans for my writing next week and can’t wait to get started on them.

2. While writing I have a whole library of music I can play. From Meatloaf to Lady Gaga, Classical to Jazz. I get inspired by it all and as long as something is playing the words tend to flow from my fingers into the computer without much effort. And sometimes just the right piece of music can come along and present a whole host of new ideas. That’s the best.

The view from my window :)

3.  With a view like this I don’t need to go anywhere else to dream. I can look out of my ‘office’ window and watch the trees dance as the breeze blows. What more could I ask for?

When weeks are tough and you begin to sense those doubts rolling in take a moment to remember those reasons you are cheerful. It can brighten your day no end.

What are your reasons to be cheerful this week? 

Why not hop over to Lakes Single Mum And join in with the rest of us.

Reasons to be Cheerful


  1. Definitely best to focus on the positive and be inspired. Mich x

    1. It is Mich, sometimes the writers' block can get me down but at least this time I was able to push through it. Thanks for stopping by xx

  2. so glad you can fill that void, thanks for joining in :-)

    1. Me too Becky! Thanks for stopping by and commenting xx

  3. what an amazing view! So glad you got inspired again. It made me smile what you said about the music. My husband needs background music to concentrate whereas i need it silent so we are contstantly battling about that. Have a great week xxx

    1. Thank you Rebecca, that view brings inspiration a lot of the time so I'm glad I have it. As for the music thing, I'm lucky in that I have my own room and the hubby works downstairs in the lounge - we have different tastes in music when it comes to work so it's a good thing we're in different rooms. :) Thanks for stopping by and commenting. x


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