To Retreat Every Day
Posted By admin on November 2, 2011
I was chatting (emailing) with a friend about how much I love the beach. I feel peaceful here, creative, happy, full of energy. The ocean sings a song that makes my soul soar. Unfortunately, the beloved feels exactly like this–in the desert. So, we’ve ended up in a place in between, surrounded by beautiful trees and mountains, and close enough to drive to water. No desert for him, and I wonder if I should feel guilty about that. But I’m grateful that I can get to water.
So–yesterday’s Nano progress–1,858 words! On a new project. I’m not sure I’ve started it in the right place. That’s been a problem for me for some time. I rethink my beginnings. Is this trite? Has it been done a billion times? Is my twist on the been-done not a twist at all? For right now, for this month, I don’t care. I have a perfectionist streak that wants every word to be perfect. I’m going to obliterate that this month!
I’m also editing the last book, in case I get a request for the full. The final chapters are a touch wonky, but I can fix that. Yesterday, I had the unfortunate fun (not!) of ripping out a chapter. The story pieces need to be there. The setting is all wrong! After nano-work today, I’ll move back to that and start reknitting.
I’ve littered this email with beach photos in case you love water as much as I do!
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