Hi folks. Normally I don’t write about writing. I prefer to share other things here on my blog. However, since signing on for the write a novel in a month challenge, there have been changes in my life, or should I say changes in the way I use my day.
No longer do I linger over my second coffee of the day, chatting with friends on Twitter, catching up on other folks’ blogs, etc. now life is different, more structured. If I had been this damned efficient twenty years ago I’d probably still be in business.
Now my day starts quickly. I feed the dogs, get breakfast, see K off to work, then get dressed and fly at my day. By the time I settle down for my second cup of coffee, I have my chores done, dogs walked, and I am preparing lunch.
K comes home for lunch and we have a few moments to relax before she goes back to work. When she does, I head for the post office, grocery store, etc, then I am back at home. the next few hours are devoted to coffee and writing.
The best part is, it works. I don’t have to sit and worry about the story line, it just comes. I sit and the words fly. I love this. I hope I can keep the muse going after this challenge is done. This is too awesome. Now, instead of working all evening, K and I actually have some time together because I have already hit my quota for the day.
I know the blog is suffering a bit now, but once the challenge is over I can get back into gear on the blog. In the mean time, I beg you, stay with me. I’m loving this story. Once I have it finished I will put it up on Smashwords for free.
So, I know there are other writers out there taking this challenge. How are you folks doing? Are you getting the quota? Where do you find the time in your day?