A writer friend of mine recently mentioned she writes when she is either extremely sad or extremely happy. I thought about that a while and wondered why it is different for me. I am least likely to write when I am very happy or sad. For me, I need my "writer's zen."

Urban Dictionary defines zen as "A state of focus that incorporates a total togetherness of body and mind. Zen is a way of being. It also is a state of mind. Zen involves dropping illusion and seeing things without distortion created by your own thoughts."

When I am euphoric or unhappy I am too distracted to create romantic fiction. I am most likely to write my style of romantic comedy when I feel serene. Give me windless skies and still waters. Let me drift peacefully and dream. 

Let me reflect upon a sea of tranquility and I will produce for you a story worth telling.



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