My 3 Step Plan to Getting Unstuck

On Writing: I’m stuck. Stuck on a plot point and I can’t decided if it’s crazy pants good or crazy pants bad. I must mull this over a bit. I do have a scene to add and work on, and once that scene is done, it might help me decide on the stuck plot thread. So, the writing plan for today is: #1 Write the scene. #2 List out all the options for this stuck plot point and throw a dart to pick one. Kidding! #3 If still stuck, work on Texas WIP for a day just to mix it up a little.

On Life: Feeling a little emotionally stuck too. In a slight funk. I think it’s because after a whirlwind few months where things happened so fast that I didn’t really have time to deal with everything…it’s all hitting now. So, I have come up with a plan!

#1 Eat chocolate. Isn’t chocolate supposed to make you feel happier? Oh, crap, now that I think about it, I think it’s exercise that does that. (Huh. Not nearly as fun or easy as eating chocolate.)

#2 Get a puppy! Okay, I’m sorta kidding about this one, only I’m not. We’re a dog family. The Engineer and I got a dog our first year of marriage and except for a few months here and there, we’ve always had a dog as part of family. And I really miss Bella. I’m still not quite ready, but think in a few months (like maybe around Christmas time) I think I’ll be ready.

#3 Clean the house. I know. Not nearly as fun as chocolate or a puppy (or a chocolate puppy) but it does help take my mind off of things and I’m happier when I have order around me.  
What do you do when you’re having an off day? I’m off to eat some dark chocolate, move the laundry along, and check out the local pound puppies on-line…while I work out this crazy pants plot situation. I’ll leave you with this video because it makes me smile. 

                                     

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