Last week, I took some time off from writing and had a short break in Riga. I learned about Latvian culture and history, and enjoyed some great sights. As well as experiencing a little bit of Latvia, I also changed my habits for a few days.
I read fiction and poetry, and minimised my exposure to the news and social media. I walked a lot, and used the hotel swimming pool one day, instead of spending hours at a desk. I listened to different kinds of music, uninterrupted by beeping, ringing or shouting. Despite being in a bustling city, I felt relaxed and open to inspiration. It’s amazing what a change of scenery can do.
Having returned to the UK, there is now a choice to be made. On one hand, I want to hold on to the feeling of holiday bliss, and explore where that inspiration takes me. On the other hand, I need to continue working on my current book, so I don’t lose momentum.
It’s a tough decision, and in true author style I have chosen to delay making it until later. Well, this blog wasn’t going to write itself…
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Wow that was odd. I just wrote an incredibly long comment but after I clicked submit
my comment didn’t appear. Grrrr… well I’m not writing all
that over again. Anyhow, just wanted to say great blog!