Thursday, August 07, 2008

Wandering Massachusetts



I've been traveling. Right now I'm in Massachusetts. Rolling hills, deep green valleys and some really nice people. Old houses and buildings reminding me of a Mayberry. I keep looking for Andy and Opie. (who names a kid Opie, anyway?)

I love the farms here and wish I could live in a place like that. Lots of land to let the dogs run free, neighbors that are not right on top of me and fresh air.

Amazingly, I'm getting a lot of work done here. I've carved out time and hid in my room and pumped out quite a few pages. Its getting easier as I relax and I think that's a problem sometimes. Not the relaxing part but the things that prevent us from relaxing. My brain constantly multi-tasks. Pushing out the day to day stuff is sometimes hard, sometimes impossible. Up here I'm not staring at the house, the critters and the things that need to be done. It's easier to turn outside things off, so I can get the stories out.

So how do you get past the everyday to find your stories?

4 comments:

spyscribbler said...

I really have to move myself physically. Go to Borders. Go to the front porch. Mostly, I have to get out of the house which is ALL piano studio, or I'd never do anything but.

It looks GORGEOUS! I'm jealous!

lainey bancroft said...

Happy trails.

Glad you've found the relaxation to get past the 'stuff'.

I haven't lately, but I'm off to Colorado next week for an hvac convention, so I'm hoping forced separation from my imaginary friends will make me hungry to get back and dive between the pages with them. Absence making the heart grow fonder and all. =)

Aimless Writer said...

Spy! I think sometimes the change of space refreshes the mind.
Right now I'm ready to go home-lol. I miss my puppies, the vicious kitty that lives amoung us and, of course, Elvis. (who will be really mad when I get back. He teaches me a lesson my pinching my fingers when I return from a trip. His way of saying, "Where the heck have you been?"

Aimless Writer said...

Lainey,
Have fun in Colorado! Now I'm jealous.I've never been there and its suppose to be beautiful.
Re: forced seperation from our imaginary friends - I love that! lol