This post is going to be a bit shorter than usual, but for a good reason.
I’ve talked quite a bit on this blog about being courageous and seeking new and challenging experiences. Such things are good for authors. How are we to write about characters challenging themselves and overcoming odds if we have not experienced such things ourselves?
The writing life can be scary enough as it is, and to face these challenges we must cultivate a level of bravery. Not fearlessness, necessarily, but a willingness to press forward despite our fear.
So, I’ve been having some adventures this week, and will be “out of office” most of next week doing similar, though more tame things. My blog and my writing will suffer somewhat, but I expect to come back refreshed and with a new perspective.