My husband and I took an early 30th anniversary trip to Florida last week. Since our anniversary is in mid-March, we decided to take our trip a few weeks early- in February and avoid all the wild and rowdy Spring Break kids. We had a great time on the beach, even though we did not get a lot of sun, the ocean was warm and we had a wonderful romantic and relaxing trip.
After we returned home, reality intruded on our romantic weekend. I had a few days of catching up on laundry, answering email, sending out online classes, going grocery shopping, and other mundane things. Then finally, I sat down yesterday at 5:30 am and began cranking out chapter 1 of book #15. (Don't ask- I never announce what the topic of the book is until it's contracted and the title is set.)
I am back to writing full time again, and have been in research mode for a few weeks before we left for the trip. Once I got home I had so much in my mind that I wanted to get onto paper- or the computer screen, as it were. So yesterday, I hit it hard. I took a break and went and got our pictures developed from our trip and then in the afternoon I had a talk with one of my writing friends, about some of the "Old School" principles that the Craft is based upon. I think Christopher and I set a record yesterday and only lost cell phone connection once. Witches on cell phones- it's not always a good mix.
I stayed working at my desk until 7:00 pm yesterday and then finally made myself take a break. I couldn't get my eyes to focus any more. This morning I'm going to go over all of my reams of notes and dive back in. I want to get this proposal off to the publisher ASAP. So that means I need to be industrious and crank out some pages.
|Sunrise on Florida beach 2012|
If I close my eyes and listen I can imagine myself back on the beach, and not surrounded by the February snow and cold here at home.
Blessed be, Ellen