Yesterday we woke up to no water in the house. Something had gone awry with the well, the pump, or something techinical like that. Well company came out, took a looksee.
Rather than stay in a house with no water while they fixed the issue, I packed things up and headed to Caribou Coffee. When I stepped inside, I inhaled the wonderful aromas. And the barrista had my Earl Grey ready before I even stepped up to the counter. Made me think of the theme song from Cheers, "Sometimes you wanna go where everybody knows your na-a-ame...." (You're singing it in your head right now, aren't you?)
I wrote 1000 words on Lily. And because I sensed I was getting stuck on the plot, I did what any good writer of westerns does. I shot somebody! :) Plot ideas came rolling thick and fast then. And I've realized anew that in order to really stimulate my creative juices, I need to up the conflict. If I'm blocked, it's because things aren't bad enough for my characters.
How do you hit your stride with writing? Is there a sure-fire way to make the words flow faster?
Also, have you heard of the Wisconsin Christian Writer's Conference? A one day conference in central Wisconsin. And all for 25 bucks! You can't beat that. Watch this space for more information in the coming days. :)