My Current Work

Now that the school year is in full swing and our homeschool co-op and the boys’ sports have begun, it is much harder to try to squeeze in some time to write, but the desire is still strong.  For the past two weeks, I have been feeling a bit overwhelmed and really needing some time to myself, so I explained it to my husband this past Friday, and Saturday afternoon, he blessed me with giving me the freedom to go out on my own for a few hours.

No, I don’t mean that he keeps me chained to the house, but it’s important to both of us to communicate and be on the same page.

So, what did I do?  I grabbed my notebook and pen, (Did I mention that I write better with pen and paper, so that is how I choose to write?  For some reason, the thoughts flow better that way.  Maybe, because that’s how I started writing stories years ago?), and I went to the mall.  I was disappointed to see that they have taken most of the nice little tables out of the center of the mall, but I found a nice table downstairs in the food court.  I bought a salad and a bottle of water at Saladworks and settled down to enjoy my lunch and some writing time.

My husband couldn’t understand how I could possibly write in the middle of a busy mall.  He said, “Won’t you have more distractions there?”  I explained, “No, because none of those people want my attention.  They aren’t seeking my attention for any reason, and besides, I also enjoy people watching and get some great ideas for characters by observing people.”

Well, I sat at that little table for about three hours and wrote probably all but about fifteen minutes of that time, in between mouthfuls of salad.  It was wonderful!  I feel my two main characters really developing and am really getting into the story.  I completed chapter one and wrote all of chapter two.  I look forward to finding some time to write again soon.

I then walked around part of the mall and then headed home feeling refreshed and as though I had accomplished something.  I hope to be able to find some space where I can be free from interruptions and spend time writing more often.  It makes me very happy.

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One thought on “My Current Work

  1. I used to take a spiral notebook and pencil to the McDonald’s close to our home. I’d buy a coffee or soda, sit myself down at one of the smaller tables, and be able to write amongst all the clatter that goes on in a fast-food restaurant. I was alone in a crowd. Some people just can’t understand this concept though.

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