Wednesday, September 7

Strange Happenings

So, it's been a weird few days at the Knight house. On Friday, I was playing in our pool with the kiddo when my foot caught on the bottom and I sprained the heck out of my ankle. Five days later it's still a little swollen and very stiff - no real pain, so that's a good thing. Monday was my birthday - and a national holiday! - but the day didn't feel like either. Probably because I'm still not getting around all that easily. But it felt like the day was holding it's breath and waiting. Today is the kiddo's open house before pre-school starts on Friday and still that waiting feeling is hanging around.

In the meantime, I have one book out on submission and I'm waiting - could that be the reason for the weirdness floating around? - to start the next book. I'm not totally in waiting. I've done my character sketches, have a rough outline of what I think will happen down. I'm ready to write, but not writing just yet. Partially because bebe's school hasn't started and partially because I just can't sit at a desk for long periods of time yet - have to keep the ankle elevated.

So, I'm waiting. And it seems the world is waiting with me. Does that ever happen to you?

10 comments:

  1. Absolutely! Let yourself enjoy limbo - the writing bug will strike soon enough. Do all the things you push to the back burner when you are inspired. And just take time to revel in having finished your book - you deserve a break!

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  2. All the time. I feel like I'm always waiting! And I agree with Christi - enjoy a little down time while you can!

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  3. Thanks, Christi and Aimee! I will try to enjoy the moment and not stress over it! :)

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  4. Yes! I'm waiting for my muse to come back so I can finish the book I'm working on.

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  5. Come back, Muse, come back! Hope she re-visits you soon, Jerri...

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  6. Lots of waiting in life, I guess. I don't mind unless it's that other shoe drop thing.

    Glad your ankle's doing better!

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  7. I do that all the time. The waiting to hear from agent is driving me crazy. Keeping my hands on the wheel and my eyes straight ahead on Branded, to keep focused.

    Feel better. My hand is green now, imagine your ankle's headed that way next!

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  8. Boy, do I know this feeling. The writing muse probably hadn't reared it's head because you're in wait mode on your sub. Don't force it. It will come. Hugs on your ankle!

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  9. Liz, it's definitely a weird feeling!

    D'Ann, have yellow and green stripes on my ankle and a big black mark along the bottom of my foot - blech!

    Shawn, thanks! I'm not pushing, but I am trying to move forward.

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  10. I'm in the same place--minus the bad ankle. I'm trying to get caught up on everything I've put off the past few months while I was writing. Although it's weird not to have a book to turn to. I'm trying to decide if I want to work on the next Bix or work on an irreverent fantasy that's been sniggling in my mind for a while now.

    Have faith, the words will come when it's time.

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