Monday, June 25th, 2007 • 2 Comments on Slow Down
Summer is here, the kids are out of school, June is slipping away. It’s going too fast.
I had a week or two of angst after I got back from London, bothered by the lack of schedule and structure, even though it was (is) what I need right now. Here I am, four weeks later, structured and scheduled and even semi-organized. It’s nice. As I told someone the other day, my life is currently in balance.
It won’t last. It never does.
The writing continues to go in a dozen different directions, but that doesn’t bother me too much as long as things are getting finished and submitted (which they are). What does bother me is that, as usual, I’m focusing on everything but the novel writing, which is (or should be) my main goal right now. So, I’m giving myself the summer to spread my wings and write in whatever direction my imagination takes me (which does include messing around with the novels and novel synopses, but not nearly enough). However, come September 1, it’s novel writing all the time. Or most of the time. I haven’t quite worked out what I will do, but there’s no doubt in my mind that I need to allot a certain number of days to nothing but novel writing. And so I shall. I can be very strict with myself when necessary, but it is summer and I am writing steadily, so I will try to be content for now.
Fall will bring a new schedule, a different rhythm. For now, I’ll enjoy summer while it lasts.