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  1. MPax (@mpax1)
    March 18, 2018 @ 17:52

    I don’t really celebrate either. Chocolate is a necessitiy.


  2. Jemi Fraser
    March 14, 2018 @ 10:00

    Chocolate is definitely the best choice!! 🙂


  3. Gwen Gardner
    March 9, 2018 @ 12:23

    Anything chocolate! That’s a good start. As far as a blank mind goes, maybe just sit down in a chair and just write the story without worrying about plot, punctuation, or if anything makes sense. I find I get blocked if I’m too focused on making the first draft too perfect. Good luck! You got this, Juneta!


  4. Julie Flanders
    March 8, 2018 @ 09:34

    My mind is fairly blank too and I’m struggling with the same kind of angst. I’m trying to just keep plodding along but I understand the frustration!
    You can’t go wrong with a chocolate celebration. 🙂


  5. Jennifer Hawes
    March 8, 2018 @ 09:03

    I totally forgot that I also tell others (my CPs and writerly friends) when I finish a book. I never tell family. They expect it to be on the shelves the next day.


  6. Loni Townsend
    March 8, 2018 @ 07:10

    Chocolate is yummy. 🙂 Great choice in celebration!


  7. Angela Wooldridge
    March 8, 2018 @ 03:22

    Break off a piece of that chocolate, close your eyes and let it melt on your tongue… now just write… 🙂


  8. Lynda R Young
    March 7, 2018 @ 22:39

    CHOCOLATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It’s good for all occasions 🙂


  9. Lee
    March 7, 2018 @ 18:05

    Chocolate is the perfect companion to a lovely glass of wine – my go-to celebration drink. And sometimes, giving the brain a rest is a good thing. Keep mindmapping and making notes – it will gel.


  10. Toi Thomas
    March 7, 2018 @ 16:34

    Chocolate seems like a good way to celebrate.
    Cool spotlights last month; totally forgot I was in there.
    Thanks bunches for stopping by my blog. I always look forward to your visit.


  11. Christine Rains
    March 7, 2018 @ 15:08

    Mmm, chocolate. I’ve had dinner. Now how do I sneak some without my kid seeing….


  12. Diane Burton
    March 7, 2018 @ 11:22

    What works for me (when nothing else does) is just opening the file and reading. Thoughts come, I jot them down, and soon I’m back into the story. I don’t care what others say about not going back. Sometimes you have to go back in order to go forward. Do what works for you. Here, have a piece of chocolate. 🙂


  13. chemistken
    March 7, 2018 @ 09:54

    Sometimes just writing anything will free up your mind. The chocolate sounds great, though.


  14. ChrysFey
    March 7, 2018 @ 09:14

    My mind is also blank, and I’m trying to figure it out. I hope we both do soon.

    Thanks for spotting my mom’s picture book! 🙂


  15. raimeygallant
    March 7, 2018 @ 09:07

    I’m having some of the same angst as you I think. I’m at a point in my WIP where I need to go back and reread, as much as some authors advise not too. I think the fact that I have so many balls in the air in this story is making me nervous to continue until I go back and make sure I’m carrying all those threads forward. Anyway, yes, I also want chocolate. 🙂


  16. Jacqui Murray
    March 7, 2018 @ 07:21

    Love that line “I just need to write.” Amen.


  17. cleemckenzie
    March 7, 2018 @ 07:18

    Chocolate counts as a celebration, so I’d say you nailed it.


  18. Megan Morgan
    March 7, 2018 @ 07:17

    I see a lot of people saying chocolate. Time to get some of that!


  19. J.S. Pailly
    March 7, 2018 @ 07:15

    It’s cookies for me. I have a specific kind of cookie that I’m only supposed to eat while writing. I guess it’s a good reward, though I think of it more as a motivator.


  20. Alex J. Cavanaugh (@AlexJCavanaugh)
    March 7, 2018 @ 07:01

    Congratulations to the two authors!
    Sometimes just being a little excited is enough.


  21. cheriereich
    March 7, 2018 @ 07:01

    Chocolate is a good way to celebrate. Good luck getting back into writing!


  22. Natalie Aguirre
    March 7, 2018 @ 04:07

    Chocolate! What a great way to celebrate anything.


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