The summer heat takes a toll on my flowers and veggies. If I'm not diligent to water them, I find droopy plants. The New Guinea Impatiens are particularly sensitive to dry conditions. So, every morning, I fill my watering can and give them a generous drink.
If it's particularly hot, I'll repeat the process in the early evening. They cannot produce the blooms I love or the veggies I crave without proper nourishment.
Writing is a lot like gardening. If I want the words to flow, there must be resources to sustain the process. Here are some of the things I do to keep my writing garden watered:
1) I pay attention to my relationship with the Lord and with others. This requires spending quality time and giving of myself.
2) All writing and no living sucks the life out of my creativity. I give myself permission to rest and have fun.
3) I write Christian Speculative Fiction. It's important for me to read about new developments that will affect our future. This often gives me ideas for plots and characters.
These simple things help prevent the dreaded writer's block and keep my writing garden producing stories and devotionals for readers.
Writers: How do you nurture your creativity?
Readers: How do you stay motivated with your work and hobbies?
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