Starbucks and Ben E. King. These two things can keep me going like nobodies business. If I am run down, if I am out of ideas, if I am fed up with writing in general and swear I will never touch a keyboard again I go to Starbucks for a Quad Espresso with Two cups of ice and pop Ben into the CD player. Viola! I am a happy girl.
If I am in a really terrible funk I play around on the internet for hours. I like to scan the gay boy's blogs because I LOVE them. I check out LOL Catz. I go to YouTube and browse stupid videos for HOURS. Basically anything that makes me laugh is great for recharging.
I am also fortunate enough to live close to some fantastic authors. I know I can call them at almost any time and they will meet me for food and fun at a moments notice. This is great. Whether Cindy and I are bouncing ideas off of each other for books, or Brynn and I are just talking about our kids...this is one of the best forms of recharging I could ever ask for.
I don't wind down often but when I do I am severely lucky that I have friends to pull me up and help me get going again.