This week I am on vacation from my corporate job and focusing on writing. I’m trying to finish the manuscript of my memoir so this week I am imagining I am living the life of a full-time writer, which has always been my dream.
I got up at my usual time this morning and headed to the Woman Cave for a time of yoga, prayer, and meditation.
After my morning ablutions, I headed to the dining room where I left my manuscript yesterday. You might think that is an unusual place for me to work, but I love my dining room. I can spread my things out on the table, I’ve got a big window to look out of, and the room itself just makes me feel creative.
Later, I headed back up to the Woman Cave to get on the computer and make the changes in the actual document.
The photograph at the top of this post is of the desk where I work, complete with Lang Calendar, Caramel Frappuccino and oh-so-heavenly-smelling Lilac Petal scented Yankee Candle. And if you look closely, on the left you can see my writing buddies.
You might remember Ida (aka Mrs. Potato Head) from an earlier post; she was a Christmas gift from my daughter. She has recently been joined with two friends: none other than Gumby and Pokey.
Gumby and Pokey were gifts from my husband. Sometime, somewhere I told him that I had always wanted Gumby and Pokey when I was a child and he remembered!
I love that man.
So, I learned a few things today about the stay-at-home writer’s life.
1. Editing is exhausting work.
2. It is great not to have to attend any meetings.
3. My dogs bark at the UPS truck when it stops at the neighbors house.
4. When I need a break I can run out and get a Starbucks.
5. It’s easy to forget to eat when you’re engrossed in work you love.
6. Silence is heavenly. (Okay, I didn’t really just learn that today. It was more of a reinforcement of what I already knew.)
7. I can take a few minutes here and there to pop in and out of Facebook and Twitter to keep up to date with what’s going on elsewhere in writer-land.
It was a good day!