Getting Lost In Writing

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I’ll being doing the Irish Jig during my breaks throughout the day and looking for all things green today. My studio space will be filled with moss, tiny mushrooms, and fairy like creatures this weekend as I crank out a few last minute pieces.

I might search the cities for some corned beef and cabbage because I miss my mom’s cooking today. Holidays just aren’t the same with her across the border in Wisconsin, and me having no time to travel because I’m trapped in my own sweat shop. While others are drinking green beer, I’ll be making miniatures for my fantasy sets.

When it comes to writing, I remember one snowy night when I was in the car with my laptop while my husband attended an event. I was too inspired to let go inside and mingle. Busy typing away, I didn’t think I was causing any trouble until security made a few passes by me in the parking lot. They probably wondered who would sit in the car for hours typing away on a laptop.

Well, it was me. I was working on my manuscript set in Paris that feels like a never ending story. Meaning, I’ve thrown out thousands of pages and started over more than a few times. Try, try, and try again.

What odd places have you been caught writing when the urge struck? I still don’t know if my husband thought I was crazy but that might be normal considering my spur of the moment road trips and flood of ideas that I spring on him all the time.

If you haven’t felt an urge so strong that you stopped everything you were doing to write down your thoughts, maybe it’s time you gave it a try this weekend. Continuing our location writing theme, go to one of your hang outs and get lost with your pen until everything around you gets blocked out. Who cares who’s looking. Do the Irish Jig in public if it helps. Write about St. Patrick’s Day. Just write while getting lost. There’s no time limit for this prompt.

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~Yoon Ju

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I’m an author in Minnesota who started out writing and illustrating Children’s books. I’ve published poetry and adult Romance Novels. I created my website and social media to reach out to other writers because the process can be lonely. I wanted to reach out to readers, writers, and those with a dream of finishing “that” novel. I share the advice of other writers and the tools I use to create my stories.

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