Saturday, November 7, 2009

Where have all the Flowers Gone?

That’s a question many of us may ask during November. I think at times we can let the challenge of getting words on paper run our lives, and from time to time we have to remember that there is an outside world with real people in it. This past week I’ve written more words in one week than I have in a very long time. Now I don’t know if it is because I’ve had six weeks off from writing before hand or if it’s the new genre, whatever the reason I’m enjoying my writing. The fact that my laptop internet is having a major male moment is a big help because I don’t have twitter deck popping up very few seconds.

I’m also taking time away from the computer, going for a walk each day to get the mail, yes it takes me a good fifteen minutes to walk up and back from my mailbox. Friday even in the rain, I went for a walk, took my trusty duck head umbrella my son bought me, it was like water off a ducks back or head in this case.

This year with my writing I have a new rule, if I’m on a roll “Please do not disturb” if not, I’ll be out to chat. It’s working just fine at the moment. Okay we are only one week in, but still, my family understand were I’m coming from and I love them for that, even our friend that are visiting know if my head is down and I’m typing ten to the dozen don’t talk to me. Most of the time because when I am at the computer I’m writing and procrastinating, I have the time to spend with family and friends. I’ve taken time to sit outside and watch the foals play together.
So I’m sitting on the 20K mark with today’s words to go on that, I’m feeling inspired and busting to start each day even if some have been slower starts than others. What about you? How is your month going? Are the words coming freely? More important are you taking the time to smell the flowers? And you know what? There is really only one person you need to please this month with your word count or pages edited and the is YOU!!!

Happy writing.


Eleni Konstantine said...

Well said Sandie. This challenge is really for oneself. And go the 'Please do not disturb' rule.

Angie Peters said...

Great post, Sandie! And congrats on the fabulous word count :)

My month started off slow due to visitors on a couple of days. It's been hard getting back into the WIP, so I've only managed 1591 words *sigh* Hoping to add to that word count today before going back to the working week tomorrow.

Sandie Hudson said...

LOL, Eleni I'm thinking about adopting in for a year round thing, may need to get a sign made up, "Writer at work, enter at own risk" or something.

Angie, you at least have 1,591 words you didn't have when you started. Good luck for your writing today.