Even authors need down time. To think. To process. To plan. To relax. This summer has been both a blessing and a curse. Hot, humid, and pretty much no rain in the forecast. My writing periods consisted of fingers sticking to the mouse pad, fanning myself while doing the one-finger tango with the keyboard, and negotiating with the dog on when I can come out and play ‘throw the stick in the lake’ with him. And then there are those frequent summer guests who invade your space, and actually get you to move away from the computer to interact with them! Really? How can I get my next novel completed with all these crazy distractions?
Muskoka Novel Marathon, an event held every July, which totes the motto ‘Writers Helping Readers’. All money raised through the Novel Marathon is given to the local literacy chapter to fund and develop new programs to help people raise their skills in reading, writing, and math. I’ve been a part of this wonderful fundraiser in some capacity for the better part of eight years.
Now, where’s that darned dog gone? It’s time to play fetch!
About the Author: Sharon Ledwith is the author of the middle-grade/YA time travel series, THE LAST TIMEKEEPERS, available through Musa Publishing. When not writing, researching, or revising, she enjoys reading, yoga, kayaking, time with family and friends, and single malt scotch. Sharon lives in the wilds of Muskoka in Central Ontario, Canada, with her hubby, a water-logged yellow Labrador and moody calico cat.
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