After handing in my resignation letter Monday, I did a little writing but it was hard to settle to it. I was understandably shaken, though absolutely sure I’d done the right thing.
Tuesday was better, despite several interruptions through the day; my property management boss was at the building and requesting my presence for this and that. (One of the side effects of not being at a job during much of the day is now being available to him when he needs me. Writing isn’t real work, you know… but let’s not go there today. I’m in too good a mood.)
I woke up yesterday ready to write. I also had a new story idea banging around inside my head. This will be my first YA book, and the opening scene flowed onto the page. After that went down, I switched back to Transgressions, where I finished one scene and got well into the next before stopping for the day.
I am not a fast writer. I only rarely have words pouring out of me like water from a hose. Yesterday was one of my typical days; I produced less than two thousand words. For me, however, that was pretty good. As I relax into my new routine, I expect writing to get comfortable again, something I don’t have to fight to do because my head is somewhere else or I’m exhausted when I get home from the job.
It was the phone that did me in most days. When I got there in the morning, I was expected to do the “nags,” which is when you call employers and landlords who haven’t responded to your request for information and nicely tell them you really need the info. After that, I’d move on to new applications, which required research online before making yet more calls.
Being on the phone so much, talking all the time, wore me out. AJ and I both enjoy silence at home, and while we do talk, we enjoy quiet time, too, especially when we’re writing. It’s crucial when we’re trying to create.
I now have lots of quiet time during the day, and I love it. This morning, I woke up with scenes for both stories in my head, and two sentences ready to write. I leaped out of bed, woke up the laptop, and typed them down.
That was wonderful. 🙂
Here’s a photo I took last weekend. Someone found a deer skull and put it on the deck railing. I shot for HDR. It’d been there so long, cobwebs were attached to it, something I didn’t notice until I processed the photos.