Although there is a lot to look forward to I do miss the countless hours spent this summer as writer. When I wear my writer’s hat, I don’t watch a clock or worry about setting an alarm. If I woke up at 1 a.m. with an idea, paragraph, or chapter that “must” be written so I don’t forget it ~ I didn’t worry about lost sleep, I can sleep later in the mornings. Other days I brought my writing bag, netbook, and inspiration on the road – to sit poolside, at the park, or wherever my daughter and her friends might want to spend the day.
Since returning to school on Tuesday I have carried my netbook and writing bag with me to school each day in hopes of spending my lunch on my writing ~ but it hasn’t happened yet. I have woke up two evenings in the middle of the night or the wee hours of the morning with ideas for my speaking ministry, a new story, and even to make notes for a potential blog. While the creation of a new idea or concept is exciting and usually renders my brain useless the next day until I work through my notes – the alarm going off at 4:20 a.m. is a rude awakening.
The most important thing I have learned this week…need to invest. Invest in good cover up and foundation to hide the bags under my eyes because writing is a part of me and when inspiration hits, I will write. I may not take my netbook out of my bag or write a novel in the fifteen minutes I actually sit for lunch yet I will have ideas and plans…the weekends and breaks will be busy. If I hear from the publisher then those fifteen minutes will be spent rewriting and meeting deadlines. How exciting!
Today's photograph is of a hat my mom bought me at an antique store one afternoon while we were out to browse. I commented "That is my style of a writer's hat." Next thing I know...that very brilliant, feathery and orange hat was on my head. Thanks Mom!