To Retreat Every Day

Posted By on November 2, 2011

Clouds and Sun

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.

High tide lasted till late afternoon yesterday.

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!

The sun had other places to go.

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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