Sunday, May 29, 2011

The lightbulb

I trust my process.  I knew if  I gave myself space,  the inspiration would come, and it did.

Today the dear husband  and  I took a get lost trip in the beautiful country around
Bell Buckle, Tennessee.  Poverty and reconstruction after the Civil War had such a beautiful way of preserving antiquity in the Nashville surrounds.  As I viewed the vistas, got a bit sunburned, and let my mind wander, I  heard what I needed to take my book further.

I always have a pad and pen with me wherever I go, and I jotted my inspiration down.  So so happy!

Friday, May 13, 2011

66000 + y'all

That's right.  Less than 4000 words, and I will have my book  ready for proofreading.  I've become comfortable with my process.  I get inspired, I write until said inspiration is on paper, and then I'm done for a bit.  I go on to whatever fuels my creativity next - that might be a good dose of sleeping, reading, or painting, but whatever it is I respect my brain's need for refueling, and  I wait until it is the right time for writing.  It has served me well.  I am so close.  I am going to meet my goal of 70,000 by my August 22 birthday.