I’m trying to write my new book at the moment (The Birthday Gift) and do the final read on On Ashover Hill so we can get this published, but I keep getting distracted by my work – the old day job that is actually an all week and night head space job. I do love my work and am thankful for it, but it does distract so from my writing!
Over the years I have had a few magical moments when my laptop has been set up and I have written, gone for a walk and come back and written, chilled some more with surfing, then written, had a fine dinner and some other things, then written. You get the picture. An easy ride to write.
I wonder though if that was my actual every day life, would eventually my writing suffer? What would I know of the reality fo life? Would this cut off from it make my writing less realistic, less cutting edge, less real? I think sabbatical is the answer!
It is interesting though that there is a self destruct button in our heads that says I do not have the time to do this so I won’t try. So this morning, this cold and yet very lovely looking morning that I will soon be taking a turn in, I encourage you to try. Spend 30 minutes a day in front of your dream. See if you can move it forward. You may just be surprised with what you come up with.
OAH was born out of a labour of love. It took years. It therefore means the world to me and had it been easier to write, I doubt it would mean the same.
To you, my fine blog friends, I salute you! Live your dreams. They await you.