This month, I’ve had the opportunity to be with a family member in Seattle, which brought me the opportunity to dictate my fiction along the Centennial Park trail, on one of my Writing Walkabouts.
This is one of the best benefits of being a full-time writer: you can be there when people in your life need you. Now, I realize how that’s not always possible (even when you are
full-time writer), but I’m grateful for that flexibility right now among my technical writing client work and my personal fiction, that allows me to be more mobile in this situation.
So, while in Seattle, I took the opportunity to go on several of my Writer Walkabouts, which are a great stabilizing force in my life, emotionally as well as professionally.
I’m dictating the second book in my Peacock Lavine and the Aetherian Fates of Nótt series (Norse myth meets steampunk), which features a scene aboard an early 19th-century hulk, or prison ship (because I’m a punk within a punk: my steampunk is Regency era not Victorian). So how fun to be by the water while drafting this part of my story, even if nary a hulk was seen!
Although, I did enjoy a sighting of these dentures or dental implants (shown above) on a park bench, which was its own kind of inspiration?!
If you’d like to learn more about Writing Walkabouts to keep your writer lifestyle more balance, by learning to walk and talk your books (rather than sit and type/handwrite them), please check out my book!
Available on Amazon: The Productive Author’s Guide to Dictation
. . .in which you can learn to be more productive than an octopod–although, interesting fact, did you know some octopods “walk” on land, too?
That could be you!!! On your Writing Walkabout.
Best of luck in your writing and dictation adventures. . . !