Wednesday, November 19, 2008

The Day

I had a very busy workday today - just one thing after another. I was tired by the end of the day. But, I managed to find some energy to put out more Christmas stuff - imagine that. I also worked on the novel some more.

Greg helped me bring up a bunch of Christmas stuff from the basement last night so my house is a forest of plastic tubs. But, it's so nice to have help getting them up the stairs. Later this week I've having some friends over to do our Christmas cards so I need to at least have a path to the table by then.

I was finishing my Christmas letter tonight, too. I thought it was all done but I keep editing until it starts coming off the printer. Frankly, sometimes even then I'm still editing the other side of it. I'm doing a much more straightforward one this year - no photos. I need to simplify that a bit. I'm simplifying a lot of things this year. For some reason I just don't want to "fuss" as much. Not sure why. But, I am going to honor that feeling.

I think I'm so focused on my writing these days that it's hard to think about much else. I realized this afternoon that it has been ages since I've been in my art studio. Of course, I will be again, but at the moment my creative energy is devoted to the novel. I'm still reading and editing and rewriting on it and probably will for another couple of weeks. Unfortunately, that inability to stop editing is going to be a problem at some point.

The more I write the more I want to read, too. Funny how that works. At the moment I'm reading Wil Wheaton's book, "Just a Geek."  I have read it before, along with his first book, "Dancing Barefoot," but I wanted to reread it before reading his new book, ""The Happiest Days of Our Lives." He's a great writer. I check in on his blog regularly, too. It's one of the blogs out there that's always worth your time.

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