The Weekly Thrill + August News and Writer's Block

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Out with the old... In with the new!

In August news... I have construction going on at my house, and it's literally making me want to bang my head against a wall. Having people in your home (or outside, in this case) is so difficult when you work from home. But in the end, I know it's going to be worth it. (Fingers crossed!)

We are having our back deck/porch replaced. The deck that was there was literally falling apart, but because of the expense, we'd been putting it off until we couldn't put it off any longer.

But... with the new and imporved deck, I'm excited to enjoy an outdoor fire pit, and increased seating outside, which will be nice during a time when a lot of people enjoy socializing outside in order to be safe. And fall is approaching!

I'm also looking forward to extending my gardening area, which is something I haven't done in recent years because I hated looking at the deck that was falling apart.

Yes, expect pictures in the future, because that's how I roll. I'm just SO disappointed with myself that I didn't grab a before photo. I guess I just didn't want any photographic evidence of how bad the old deck was.

So... Here's what was on the blog this week:

  1. Writer's Block and the Twisties Have This in Common: I used to say that I didn’t believe in writer’s block. I always had this attitude that writer’s block wasn’t a thing. It just meant that the writer needed to sit down and push through whatever was keeping him/her from writing. My opinion has changed over the years. I take a deep dive into this subject on the blog this week. It's for anyone who has ever experienced some sort of mental block when attempting to perform, produce, or create.

It was a slow week on the bog this week. But it's been good for me to write more lately. It's really gotten my creative wheels turning as I prepare to outline and write the fourth book in the Paynes Creek series.

Not to mention, Brooke and Declan have been on my mind lately. With everything going on politically and with organized groups around the U.S., it's difficult to not to want to explore some of those issues in the In Darkness world.

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Heather Sunseri is the author of nineteen novels and the cohost of the hit true crime podcast, Kentucky Fried Homicide.

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