A Taste of the Dream

Happy Bank Holiday Monday people! For me it was.  Today I got a little taste of the life I dream of.  

I would like to be a writer and work from home.  Today I was fortunate enough to have a holiday while nobody else in my family did.  I took my son to school in the morning, played with my daughter for a bit and carried on with the mundane – housework etc. before delivering my daughter to nursery in the afternoon.  Then, came the unusual part – two whole hours to myself.  

You may remember one of my earlier posts, in which I cited Brendan O’Carroll’s advice that you should get to know your characters by writing 20 pages or so about them.  So, that’s what I did.  I’m not at 20 pages yet but I started writing about my main character’s past and I loved it.  I enjoyed the feeling of creation but oddly it felt like I was getting to know someone that already exists.  I will definitely carry on with this method and repeat it wherever necessary.  I want to know my characters inside out before I participate in NaNoWriMo in November.  I would recommend this method.  

Anyway, I digress.  The purpose of this post was to put in writing how this taster felt.  It felt good.  It has revived my goal and gave me an extra boost to achieve it.  No more thinking I’m too tired and it’s too late to write now after I have given mundane tasks my attention.  Lunch breaks will be more productive for me too and any other time I can squeeze writing in, I will.  I want to make this happen.  I will make this happen.

The challenge – updated

Day 3 of the challenge and I still need 2670 words.  It’s far more difficult adding flesh to bones than it is picking it off but I can do it.  I just have to retain the positive mental attitude.  Per the Sylvia Plath quote I posted yesterday – The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.

I will not be letting my enemy win.  Watch this space!