It was a splendid weekend. I was looking forward to thanksgiving dinner(s) all week, and have a fridge full of leftovers to carry on with thanksgiving for the rest of this one.
I’ve been a bit grumpy the last few weeks. Life kept getting in the way, despite my best efforts, and my deadline kept looking less and less viable. It was driving me nuts, but life always gets in the way that will never change. I can plan as much as I like, but I can’t control everything.
I needed to figure out how to deal with it.
One thing I noticed is that when I’m in a good mood I’m more productive, no matter how busy a day I might be having. I realized I’d gotten so focused on what I needed to do, that I’d forgotten how to enjoy the process. No matter what the destination, the journey’s the thing isn’t it?
So from now on, I intend to make each writing session as enjoyable as I can, to turn it into time I look forward to, whether I am editing or writing something new.
For me that means turning up the music, and taking breaks to dance like a fool between sections of story. It means, dashing away from my laptop grinning like a crazy person, and kissing my husband’s cheek at random intervals. It means joking with the characters in my head, even if no one else in the world understands why I’m laughing. It means indulging in a bit of chocolate now and again. It means, taking myself a lot less seriously, and remembering this is work, but that the writing still can bring so much joy.
Do you enjoy the process? What do you like most about writing?