I have several ways to overcome that pesky nemesis called writer’s block but my favorite is taking my bicycle out on the trails enjoying the fresh air and sunshine. Riding invigorates both mind and body. I always return to writing after a long ride feeling refreshed and creative. (Thank you endorphins!)
Today I made a short ride of it covering a mere 12.75 miles, including a stop by Fayetteville’s beautiful Botanical Gardens to enjoy the scenery.
Now, back to writing.
So lovely – thank-you for sharing!!
Thank you, Elizabeth!
Now back to that writing! Ha. 😉
That’s a great way to cure writer’s block and get some exercise – a must for writers. Beautiful photos 🙂
Thanks, D. It also helps keep me sane; at least that’s what I’m told. 🙂
It the best way, lovely pictures.
Appreciate that, Bob. Thanks. It’s the best pics I can get with my little phone camera.
It’s great for a phone, brilliant.
Great way to get over the ‘wall’ Jack. I take long walks when I get like that (too many steep hills for a bike where I live – my excuse, anyway) 🙂 Love the flowers in your pics.
Thank you, Jean. I can understand about those hills. 🙂
There’s nothing like physical activity to sweep away the mental cobwebs. A run through the neighborhood, hitting the weights, practicing a kata — whatever it takes to get blood pumping, and I’m slinging sentences again.
Sling away, Mike! I had to give up karate years ago due to medical issues. Not sure I can even remember proper kata sequences anymore and tournament competition has long passed me by. I’m down to walking and bicycles for exercise. Pleased to know you are still active. May you stay healthy.
Check out the kata actor Scott Glenn practices. It seems to work for him:
I’m glad to hear your bike’s still getting plenty of use. And you’re right about getting out about in the fresh air and forgetting your writing for a while. Walking works for me, or sometimes I bomb off for a swim. Keep well, Jack, that’s the main thing.
Thank you so much, milliethom. I agree, it is good to just get out and do a ‘brain dump’ when it comes to writing but I’ve also learned the riding and walking can help clear a writing obstacle/plot problem that’s been holding me back. Nothing like exercise to refresh “the little grey cells”. 🙂
Ah, but what about when the little grey cells have decided to play dead?
Ha, ha! To quote Winnie The Pooh: “Oh, bother.” 🙂
Ah, so you’re a Pooh fan, too. Great minds and all that, eh, Jack. I read the stories many years ago, and love the televised version. I watched all those episodes when the children were little. They’re just so uplifting in their simplicity.
The beauty and silence and solitude of nature always inspires me to get writing again Jack.
Thank you, Ali. Keep writing! 🙂
Lovely pictures. Thanks for sharing. 🙂 — Suzanne
You’re most welcome. 🙂
Righto, getting outside or away from the desk is a good idea. I walk in circles around my house or on bad weather days, walk in a small circle inside my house. There’s something about having no destination that refocuses the mind. Great post today.
Thank you, Paula!
Thanks for sharing. Enjoy the day.
Thank you, MG. Hope your day is great as well!