Thursday, December 30

I'd Rather Be Writing

Yesterday, I went to my RL group and someone asked me if I was tired. It was 9:30 in the morning and no, I wasn't tired, but I was distracted. On my eighteen minute drive over, I'd come up with possibly the last page of my book. And even though I jotted it down when I got there, I still would have rather been somewhere else working on my book.

See, I've had an activity-filled two weeks. Between working (retail management), Christmas, baking, shopping, bagging, and helping my mom move across town, I haven't had an opportunity to do little more than jot down a note here and there.

Normally, this would be an inconvenience, but now that I figured out my ending, I feel the writing pressure cooker steaming underneath it all.

I am constantly in tune with my characters. As I'm driving, characters are conversing, and I have to make notes at red lights. I fall asleep thinking about the next chapter. On my work break, I do edits as I eat.

I need a good block of time to write.

And today, on my scheduled day off? I'm working at another store. There's a sudden shortage of management (firings do that) and I have an opportunity for O.T. What with Christmas, January birthdays around the corner, and Jordan's medical bills, I can't afford to pass it up.

All I know is I'd rather be writing. Which just for the record should be made into tee-shirts for all of us.


  1. Interesting post, Margie. What's an RL group?

  2. Isn't it great to feel so motivated? No reason you can't scribble dialogue snippets onto a legal pad when they hit you, even while working. You go!

  3. Mmmmmm. I think I'd love one of those tee shirts. At least you get a chance to jot down your ideas. Before you know it, you will have jotted a whole chapter :)

  4. Being motivated is fun; not being able to fulfill that motivation isn't. Good tee shirt, though.

  5. Cathy, it should've been RL crit group as in real life. Thanks for stopping by.

  6. Christi,
    Oh, trust me, I have scraps of paper everywhere with the snippets written down. Sometimes it's even on register tape. LOL

  7. Shawn and Liz,
    I think we should make up some tee shirts like that and sell them on our blog site:)

    Who's in???

  8. Margie, this is one of my favorite - and, yeah, least favorite, things! I love it when a plan comes together (Just call me Hannibal - ATeam), but when I can't do what I want, when I want? That's the not-so-fun part.

    PS - I *need* that T-Shirt!