Yea for progress!
It was painful, I’ll admit. I finally had the time to write, and nothing came. Even when I forced it, the result was gibberish.
Of course, I then did what every self-respecting amateur writer would do… or wait… I found my hubby and ranted a while. We have no time. When I have time, I’m too tired to write. Blah, blah, blegh….
Then, I went back in the yard, found myself a comfy chair in the sun, and I sat. While I sat there, my newly planted garden grew a bit. Puffs of cotton seeds from my neighbors oh-so-annoying cottonwood tree flew through the air at surprising heights. The effect of that white cotton zooming this way and that against a strikingly blue sky was strangely similar to the effect of snow in front of a car’s headlights on a dark winter night. The wind blew cool, almost chilly air through our too tall grass while the warm spring sun threatened to burn my too pale, Minnesotan skin, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The sitting. With no paper or pen, no computer, no kids, no book…
After a mere 15 minutes, I was inside once again, typing away on Ruby.
Upturned Stones is now officially In Progress. It’s opening was really quite surprising… exciting too.
With luck, and maybe a little sitting, I’ll have no problem getting back into it tomorrow.
Again I say, yea for progress!