Have you been on cruise control for too long?  I know that sometimes in our lives we need to just set the speed and click the cruise control and just drive.  Depending upon the season you are upon in your life you may feel as though you need to just resist the urge to speed and take things slowly.  Generally I hear from my students the same thing every year.  It sounds something like this: “I didn’t write one word all summer.”  I see this as setting the cruise control and not really doing much.  How about you this summer?  Have you been writing?  I think we all have times in our lives when we need to shift down and maybe just cruise for awhile, but when the cruising is a bit long it is time to shift into gear and move forward.  I wish you could hear the ROAR of this Cobra.  It is a beautiful ride, no simply cruising in this baby.  Remember this picture and let it all remind you to step behind the wheel and pick up that pen or go to your computer and keep writing.  Even if you just spent 10 minutes writing every day this summer you could tell a lot of your stories and get them recorded. 

If you are in the area and you need a bigger boost, come to one of my great workshops.  I will be teaching July 9 and July 23 here in the desert or if you are going to be in the Seattle area in August contact me and maybe you can register for my workshops up north.

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"Because of Tammy I have found confidence in my writing and feel blessed to be honored in such a way. I have found my voice. I have found freedom! I recommend anyone for whatever reason to expand their life and sign up for her writing workshops or classes. You'll be amazed at how good you are and how everyone has a story worth telling. Sign up and set your voice free!"
Wendy Price, Palm Desert, CA

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Tammy L. Coia is an AWA Affiliate, certified to lead workshops in the AWA method as described in Writing Alone & With Others by Pat Schneider, Oxford University Press.

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