This morning it suddenly occurred to me that I have neglected my blog far too long. I’ve been totally engrossed in my work in progress that is taking me in a totally new direction. When I’m seriously writing, I tend to neglect the housework, and meals aren’t up to par, either. My husband is extremely patient when I am at my computer all day but I am starting to notice signs of cabin fever in him, which is unusual.
With all the snow we are having this winter, coupled with cold temperatures and wind, getting outside to walk has become a rare treat. Since we do that together, I know the hubby misses it, as I do. I am once again watching snow accumulate as I write this. The positive side is new snow will keep him occupied shoveling, snow-blowing and plowing, and all of those chores give him aerobic exercise while it occupies his mind.
An author friend of mine suggested I write something different for a change, both in size and subject. Oddly, a title and protagonist immediately leaped into my mind. It is nothing like what I’ve written in the past for the last seven years in books and twenty-six years in short stories and articles. It is coming soon, and I will save the reveal for the big moment.
I have to tell you it is very refreshing and has put a new lilt in my enthusiasm to write. It has been a lot of fun and I am finally reaching the end of the project, with things like formatting and cover yet to be accomplished. It was still a lot of hard work, and perhaps even more work than usual, but I love the new direction.
Sometimes that is all we need in our lives – focusing in a new direction. It has worked for me and I’ll bet it will work for you, if you are ever in that bogged down feeling that sometimes haunts us during the winter months when the weather controls our lives.
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