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.

8 comments:

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

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  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!

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  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 :)

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

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

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

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  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???

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  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!

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