Wednesday, December 17
Every Day A New Surprise
My favorite thing? The past couple of years bebe has been really into LEGOs. Last year we fed that addiction with a LEGO City Advent Calendar...this year with a LEGO Friends Advent Calendar. Yeah, I know, this kind of thing promotes greed; no child need to have a 'present' to open for 24 days straight. Blah blah blah. The thing is, it's a family project. Yes, she opens the doors and puts whatever the pieces are together, but the whole project? That is a family thing. We take ten minutes out of our day to be really focused on one another. We talk and laugh and (sometimes) get aggravated because the pieces don't seem to want to go together. But it is 'us' time. And at least once more each day I catch bebe playing with the figures, remaking them into something completely new and different...and sometimes I get sucked in to playing.
So every day holds a new surprise for her. We are less than 10 days until Christmas and each day she wakes up excited to see what is next inside one of the LEGO doors. I love watching the surprise on her face when she sees what's waiting inside.
It's kind of how I feel about starting new books - every sentence, paragraph, page and day sends my characters (and me!) on a little bit of a journey to find a new surprise. Some days the surprise is good, some days not so much...but the surprise keeps me moving forward.
Do you feel that way about new WIPs? Or is the unknown more of a challenge to you?