I’m so glad that it’s almost THE WEEKEND! And, not only that, next week I’ll take off on the 20th and won’t be back until the 27th. I’ll work for 2 days and then I’ll have a 3 day weekend because I’m taking off on the 31st. That sounds so wonderful and inviting. I plan to write and rest. Exciting, huh? Well, I finished my Christmas and 23rd-anniversary shopping today so that is a weight off of my shoulders. All I have to do is make it through the holidays. I am looking forward to some extra writing time. And I’ll probably do a little housekeeping but I’m not as excited about that. That’s the nice thing about writing…you don’t actually have to be sitting in front of the laptop to do it. The ideas are always generating and flowing in your mind when you’re doing other things like cleaning house. Or trying to concentrate on something else. And no matter what you do, they cannot be held back. So you might as well stop and scribble down a few notes so that you don’t forget it. Writers are always writing in one way or another. We can’t help it. We even wake up in the middle of the night to write about the dream we had that’s a great premise for a book. When we read a book, we’re always thinking about how we would have handled certain parts of it and are sure that we could have done much better. Be we also notice things in that writing that just takes our breath away and wonder how they came up with that. Most authors will tell you that if you want to be a good writer, you need to read…a lot. We can learn so much from the writing of others. We can get ideas from those books and turn them into completely original stories. So, whether we’re cleaning house, reading a book, sitting in front of our laptop, or even sleeping, we are writing. We just need to be more aware of that and honor it for what it is…progress. Don’t ever forget that.
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