It’s time for us to get together again! This week I’d like to talk about writer’s block and what happens to make our minds go as blank as the white page in front of us. Plus, I present a possible writer’s block cure!

Now, for me, so far, that hasn’t been a problem. I am blessed with a vivid imagination and lots of stories I want to tell. But what happens when that well of stories dries up? Take these blogs, for instance. Every week, I must find something interesting to talk about. Luckily, we live in a fascinating world, with many interesting people to discover, read about, and share with each other.

What interesting, unusual, or awesome places have you visited or explored? Who have you met, or read about that impressed you or even changed your life? I would love to know what you have to say!

I know a lot of authors and novelists, anyone who must produce something brilliant, but doesn’t have a clue what to say next, talk about writer’s block from time to time. You know why I think that happens? I think it’s because something is missing: inspiration.

Maybe it’s time to step back and get a fresh take on where your story is going. What new information can you find on the subject for your article? What can you write about for the blog that’s due next week?!

I believe the best remedy for “blank mind syndrome” is to remember things that interest you. Write about something else for a little while. Do some more research on that premise for your new book, or report. Something will strike you as a great addition. Remember a happy day or a joke that made you laugh for the letter home, or to a friend, you’ve been putting off.

There are times when it’s good to get away from the computer screen for a while. It might even be a good idea to take some time for yourself to rejuvenate your thought processes. I recently connected with a very interesting woman. Her name is Christy Birmingham and you can read her inspiring messages on her Instagram.

I’ve been so wrapped up in rewriting edits from the third book in the Alex Cort Action Adventures series, Secrets of the Crystal Skulls, and beginning research for the fourth book set in Ireland, an alternative to the legend of The Black Horseman, and sharing my thoughts with you in these blogs, which I hope you are enjoying, that I find that I, like many of you, think we don’t have enough time to take care of ourselves. Housework, friends, children and spouses, preparing meals—all of those are priorities in life. But I believe that taking care of ourselves will mean that in the long run we will be better able to care for the people we care about and to partake in the activities we enjoy.

I invite you to share your experiences with me. I’d love to hear from you. Write!

As a Special Giveaway to you for sharing your views and your interests, I would like to offer the following:

Add your comments and input below, and I will be happy to email the first two chapters of my first book, A Shadow Away, to you for free. Plus, I offer you early access to purchase the 6 books of my series, “Alex Cort Action Adventures,” before they’re available to the public! Once you add your comment, you will hear from me shortly with your freebie!

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Action adventure author Joan K. Lacy combines research and imagination to create the Alex Cort Action Adventures series, a series of classic adventure books, with an added touch of magic, filled with archaeology, mystery and intrigue. Titles include A Shadow Away (Book 1), All Under Heaven (Book 2), and more forthcoming stories. You can also find her on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, Goodreads, and Google+.

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