So, I’m well over halfway done with my 50,000 word masterpiece. In fact, I’m at 34,286 words this morning which is quite an accomplishment all things considered.
This year’s piece has been especially challenging, not only because of the subject matter, but also because The Peeshwank’s busy schedule has been keeping me on my toes. My little actor has play rehearsal just about every night, an orchestra concert sometime this week (is it tonight? oh lord, it’s not tonight is it?), Odyssey of the Mind practice, and oh yeah, all his Pre-AP homework and projects. It may not sound like a whole lot but get this, we’ve been so busy there is still Halloween candy left. The good stuff too. Chocolate. Lots of it. Yeah.
Yesterday when I settled in to enjoy my morning cup o’ Joe (not a euphemism for my better-half, Joe. Actual coffee.) I looked at the clock and realized that I had a mere two hours to get my word goal in for the day. After that I would be at the school, the theater, quick dinner of sandwiches, etc. I cracked the knuckles and did it. And thus reminding me that I should be doing the same thing every day when I wake up. Write as hard as I can as quickly as I can. Even if I have nothing to do the rest of the day, I need to write like my life depends on it. Sometimes I feel like it does.
I glanced at the calendar this morning and it reminded me that we only had a couple of days until Thanksgiving break. Then I remembered the school district cut our break short, so we still have over a week. Dammit.
You know what I’m doing on Thanksgiving Day? Napping. I may even nap before any tryptophan hits my system. Because I’m a trailblazer.