I wanna write, I wanna play…and with a view like this can you blame me? Can’t you just picture sitting on this dock with a book in hand or possibly a lazy afternoon of fishing?
But it’s not that easy, is it? Life makes many demands on our time and between the important parts like family and work, it’s sometimes hard to find even a few minutes to yourself. Extra time to write, or a few minutes of quiet almost seem impossible to find.
That’s why I think I am so lucky. This view is from an account on my “real” job, and it’s like this all day: either a river view or a beach view! My mind can wander, allowing me to form ideas, plots and outlines as I work.
I recently starting using the voice memo app on my phone and record as I go; random thoughts that can later be formed into stories, or just erased because they just don’t seem worthy when I play the memo back.
There are so many beautiful parks and beaches in the area where I live and work, so I make it a point to stop for lunch or even a 15 minute break to spend time writing on my ever present laptop or reading before I head home for the day.
Because, you know what happens when I get home? Life happens. Family members need love and attention, a dog needs to be played with, cats need some cuddling. And then all the other stuff falls in line demanding to claim even more of my time.
Before I know it, dinner is over, the news is on and I am anxious to get to my laptop. So here I am, trying to get some writing in for the evening: and the cat walks across the key board, the dog is waiting at the door to go out for a walk, my son is looking for a snack and my husband just smiles at me.
Guess I’ll have to wait to write until everyone else has gone to bed: my writing time starts around 10:30 pm. Until then…