Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Windy and humid
Overall, I had a really good retreat weekend. I wanted more “epiphany” than I got, but that’s life.
I read a lot – some good, some not so great. In fact, one of the cozies I read was so badly written that I wanted the protagonist to become the murderer’s next victim.
I worked on a novel, on the play, and on the hour-long pilot. I re-read some pieces I’d put aside, because I felt I’d lost the thread, and I was pleased to see that the work was stronger than I remembered, and that the thread was both strong and findable.
In and around the retreat, I got some mowing done, but not much else in the yard.
I spent a good bit of time trying to refill the creative well, and to define what I want and need out of this next phase, and some of the decisions I need to make to get there. Didn’t find all the answers I wanted, but I feel a little better about things.
I’m looking forward to June – some terrific adventures are coming up, and, as long as I keep my writing and deadlines on schedule, I think it will be a fun month.
Also scored a rolltop desk off the free Craiglist listings. It’s amazing. I’ve always wanted a desk like that, and I’m using it for my longhand work. I love it. It feels right, and I’m setting it up just as I want and need it. It’s also giving me inspiration to do a big rearrangement of my office, in general.
This will be a busy week, and then a busy weekend, but I’m looking forward to it.
I can’t believe May is almost finished!
I have a stage play proposal to get out by the end of the week – I think I’m in pretty good shape with it. Fingers crossed.