Wicked Wednesday’s with @AprilZyon

I know, I know, I’m late.

Shocker…. Not!!!  LOL 🙂

So there are so many things that I could write about, but I’m going to be a very good girl and not write about the things that would have people coming after me with pitch forks. Trust me, there is one topic on my mind right now that I need to let brew for a little bit because its a very –  let’s say tricky – one.

So today I’m going to talk about stride in your writing instead.

Lately I have had the worst time stopping the distractions and doing the writing that I want to do. Silly sounding right? You are saying – well just walk away from distractions if you really want to write and you are correct. I could. But there are times as authors that we just simply need to take some steps back and let our brains reset.

That’s been my issue lately, I’ve needed to reset but I keep putting it off. Silly I know, but there it is. I’m a putter-offer (yes, I know that’s not a word, shush) and I am damn proud of it.

So you are asking me, April… what do I do then? What does any of this have to do with stride?

Thanks for asking 🙂 Here it is…


No matter how distracted you are (and trust me, I get very distracted especially with Facebook) you have to keep on moving. Even if it is 10 words a day. Write those 10 words, do it every couple hours and before you know it you will have 100 words, then 1000 and so on. The key is to just keep putting words down while you want to write.

Now, let me add to this… Sometimes as authors we need a reset. When you start to feel the burn out of writing you need to step back and chillax – take some time off and just simply be yourself. Take some time and find that spark once more. Take a walk. Take a hot bath. Spend some time in the garden (if you do things like that – me I could kill weeds, no joke) or something else you like to do. Don’t write if you feel that burn out because you will hate what you’ve written. Trust me, been there and done that.

Anyway. So stride…

Even if you are distracted, write a little, even if it is just a thought about where you think your story should go.

Don’t write if you feel burnt out on writing or your story, take some time to simply be you.

Remember, a journey starts with a single step but in an authors world its a single word.

And don’t force your story either. That’s another thing that I’ve been doing when I start to hit that wall of burn out and I’ve hated it.

Now, here is what you are really here for….

Wicked Wednesday images! 🙂 Woot!!

 *** Please note that these images are not mine, I do not hold copywrite to these images, nor does the page I received them from. The images belong to the male model and the photographer that took them.***

*** This weeks images come from The World’s Hottest Men from Facebook, stop by and give them some love! ***


10 thoughts on “Wicked Wednesday’s with @AprilZyon

  1. Very good advice, April.
    I’ve had writer’s block for months — spits and spurts of it — where 10 words a day was all I wrote. Really gets me down in the dumps. Some days were good days with over 1k words, others I could barely make the 10. But moved on to a new WIP and things are better. It all ends up weighing on an author when the words won’t flow.

    Your inspiring pix will definitely help !! Whew. Yummy.

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    • Thanks 🙂 And yes, if all you can do is write a few words a day then that’s what you should do but don’t force them. God I know how silly that sounds, but don’t force them.


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