Wednesday, November 30, 2016

That time of year …


Being a creature of habit, I sit at my desk most mornings and start writing, and I go until noon. At one time or another I’ve tried to write through distractions: airport terminals, flights, trains and buses, coffee shops, crowded rooms, but I usually end up having to rewrite most of it. So I’ve learned, when real life comes knocking at the door, I put the work aside and roll out the welcome mat. Everybody deserves a break, right? And visiting with family and partying with friends at this time of year is something I like to do. Taking a break from the routine for a few days allows me to return to the work with fresh eyes. And besides, you never know when a family member or friend might slip into the eggnog and say or do something interesting that could work its way into a story – and they often do.

2 comments:

RM Greenaway said...

Ya so true - never turn away an opportunity. Maybe I'll drop in and slip in the eggnog this Christmas!

Susan C Shea said...

Yes, I also place a high value on family and friends, but sometimes I think I should learn to decline company. I get off my good habits too easily.