When it’s 8:00am, it’s time to write.
My second cup of coffee gets poured at 7:45 am daily, not long after I shove my husband and kids out the front door and on their merry way (Yes, it’s always merry. I was blessed with chirpier-than-birds-at-sunrise- kids, and I still can’t figure out why.)
After they leave, I have a quick shower, then trot off to the kitchen, grab a steaming cup of coffee, and spend the next fifteen minutes messing around doing important stuff like checking Twitter (very important for about forty full seconds), rolling my eyes at Facebook status updates (not so important, but you know you do it too, so hush), and reading some of my favorite blogs.
But, at 8:00 I stop all that, and write.
It doesn’t matter what I throw up there on my LibreOffice Writer document, but I generally don’t pause till I have at least a thousand words staring back at me off the screen.
Once that’s done, I ignore typos and curly red lines under words American English wants me to know are wrong, and I pat myself on the back, smile with pleasure and congratulate myself on being a super cool and efficient writer drenched in golden, shimmering, awesome sauce.
I’m not kidding.
OK, I am. But it’s what I want to do instead of swearing out loud at the curly red lines and then leaving my poor laptop alone, resting my eyes for twenty seconds, and then mucking about the house making sure everything is in order, because you know… Someone has to.
Then I write again for a few hours with voices screaming in my head “Finish fast, now, before you have to go pick up the small but loud people, and they are here again being all noisy and in-your-face-children-like!” (I love my kids, I swear.)
So, I think you get the picture. I write.
At present I have a lot of writing assignments (mostly self-assigned). For one thing, I decided not long ago that I should, or rather must rewrite a story I had completed. And, let me tell you, darlings, rewriting is not editing for typos.
It’s also fun and one of the best learning experiences I’ve had since I began this journey. And when the second draft is completed and I rip it to shreds like I did the first draft, and then write the third one, and the world of traditional publishing nods its approval my way, I will let you know.
Aside from that, I have another ongoing story which I’m working on, and then there is this blog too. I plan to post here at least twice a week for starters, with a ramble every Wednesday (if I can manage it), as well as one chapter of a story either every weekend, or Monday.
I haven’t yet decided on which of my previous stories I want to post here, or if I want to altogether write a new one (one day I’m going to hit myself over the head with a hammer for thinking this way when I have no time for more and can’t afford to think this way.) But I’ll work that out and have something for you to sink your teeth into soon enough. That’s a promise.
Till then, I hope you enjoy browsing around the blog. Be sure to check out the posts by the other fantastic writers here, let your friends know, follow us on Twitter and keep a lookout for our Facebook page which is coming soon.
I’m happy to see a lot of my regular readers gallavanting (this got a curly red line) around here already, and some new readers who I’m looking forward to getting to know soon.
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