Long beach walks are wonderful to replenish the emotional batteries and inspire the imagination. This week I've thoroughly enjoyed seeing the world through my children's eyes. The exploration of the holiday home, collecting shells along the beach, poking around in the rock pools, digging sandy holes and filling them with jelly fish - ew!
So, when you're tearing your hair out because you can't move forward with your current work, keep in mind that even serious writers need down time. Read a book by your favourite author, or try someone new, watch a new movie or cry over an old favourite. Allow the old grey matter time to mull over those ideas and you'll be surprised how fresh your writing will be when you return.