It's been a particularly busy week, both at work and at home. Yet, here I am, at almost 2 a.m., feeling like I'm not holding up my end of the agreement I made with myself...did I say it's 2 a.m? On a really positive note, I scheduled my private writing retreat at Steve Fitzgerald's "President's Cottage" on Middle Bass Island for September. We haven't made it to spring yet, and here I am gleefully anticipating fall!
I look forward to every writing trip, whether it's 24 hours or 5 days. In my opinion, having several consecutive days of uninterrupted time is a Godsend for any writer. I get huge sections of writing done when I remove myself from my normal surroundings. Planning and saving for these writing trips was one of the best ideas I've ever had. I highly recommend it to all serious writers.
Saturday, February 6, 2016
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Another long day...worked, then went to Cecil's house to record another conversation about his life. Cecil is an old friend who has long since retired from our place of mutual employment. He was the first African American hired by Diamond Alkali (later known as Diamond Shamrock) to fill a scientific position. Cecil is a fabulous storyteller, and I am helping him compile the stories of his life into book form, so he can leave those stories for his family and friends and perhaps for a whole generation of young men and women who need to be inspired. I stopped for half an hour at Words and Wine Poetry Night, run by Margie DeLong. Then I headed home, ate some crock pot beef stew while watching some of the best 50 Super Bowl commercials. At 10:00 I started a Morena Rum Cake to take to work and got everything ready to make 5 lbs of cheesy potatoes for technician appreciation lunch tomorrow. Finally managed to get upstairs at 1:30. I'd be in bed already, but I needed to write a blog! Let's see how long I can keep this up.
Monday, February 1, 2016
Perhaps I should try for every other day? The week is starting out in extremely busy mode. Dentist appointment this morning, followed by work. a quick dinner, then off to choir practice. I should be sitting down here again in about 15 hours. Somehow I doubt I'll be feeling inspired, but one never knows...