A new follower of my blog, Melissa, asked if I’d share my successful September writing plan. The journey has been going well: all roadworks and closures avoided until now, the only stops – to refuel.
Earlier this year, due to life’s curve balls, my writing had been relegated to the back seat and I needed to do something to reverse the situation; take back the controls. For this turn around to take place, as with most journeys, I had to plan and prepare – especially mentally. My preparation was in the form of a secret recipe, which I began on my first solo road trip from Germany to Herefordshire in the UK back in July; whilst stuck on the M25 for three hours. They don’t call it England’s largest carpark for nothing! Here’s the result of the tedious jam:
Scrumptious Secret Pie
1 Kg motivation
500g time – adjust as necessary
a handful of smiley faces
a pinch of selfishness
Place all of the ingredients into a large bowl and fold them together gently. Avoid beating at all costs! Pour the mixture into a carefully lined baking tin. Be sure to control the flow – we don’t want any spillages. Bake on a low heat in the middle of the oven for two-three hours. I usually bake on Sundays and delve in from Monday to Friday. Some days I’ll have a huge chunk and other days a slither. The key is to enjoy every morsel.
I am still working on a new recipe for October, which will include a few more special ingredients for my journey to publication. Do you have a recipe to share? Has your writing ever taken a back seat due to an uncontrollable force?