Okay, it’s time to admit I’ve been stalled in my writing. I wouldn’t call it a writer’s block, because I can manage to write for the Redwood Writers newsletter, news articles, on other people’s blogs, FaceBook, Twitter, etc. It’s my own stories that I’m stalled on.
Willa and I have both been “stalled”, as the term goes. Although, remember she’s the horse who hates being in the barn, so she’s free to roam the pasture. I received news from the veterinarian this week that Willa essentially needs to be retired from her present job of being my trail riding partner. The bummer thing is, she’s only nine years old. (Unfortunately, she was born with bad legs.)
Going out to ride has most often been the spiritual lift I need to get my inner self back on the positive trail of life. I’ve been doing some soul-searching lately while waiting for the spring weather to clear.
I love to read too, besides writing and riding. When I’m in this kind of a stalled mood with my personal spirit, I can’t read the thriller, mysteries, or other intense books. I need comedy, self help and fun reads. So I experienced my first vicarious thrill of downloading a book that I wanted to read RIGHT NOW. I downloaded The Diva Doctrine by Patricia V. Davis, and started reading it immediately. It’s going to be my kick-in-the-pants, fun look at myself that will help me get back to working on my stories, even if I can’t get back in my saddle right now.
I’ll give you a report when I’m done. Happy trails and tales.
Hope you enjoy this photo of Kathy and Willa in the pasture.