Friday, August 14, 2009

The Zen of Done

Ah, that "hmmmm" feeling of satisfaction. I recently finished two editing projects (on which I offered my two cents) for two friends of mine. That sense of responsibility is now gone, and I'm once again free to procrastinate working on my own stuff. Er, I mean, to get back to work.

With my littlest guy ready to hit pre-K on Monday, that means I have this weekend to ready myself for a return to normalcy. I've become quite spoiled. Now that my kids are old enough to attend school, I find myself writing better in the mornings/afternoons. The old days of writing late at night hurt my creativity for the next day. I need my sleep. And though I can never be classified as a morning person, I thrive on caffeine and my keyboard after eight a.m.

Now I need to use this weekend to purge myself of the need to put things off, to see District 9, and to avoid all and any bookstores until I've completed two major projects, each of which is only a third done. Once I'm finished those, I can return to a few items for Samhain and Loose Id I've been tossing in my crowded, disorganized mind.

Ah, the joys of scheduling, and the wonders of being "done."

Happy Friday!


J.A. Saare said...

Hey Marie,

I just wanted to drop by and say hello. I recently snagged a copy of In Plain Sight and absolutely loved it. Such an amazing story!!

I can't wait to read more of your library. All my best for your future writing endeavors!


Let us know how District 9 is please. I want to see it but have deadlines of my own that prevent any kind of social life at the present time!

Marie Harte said...

I'm going right now, Jaime. I'll fill you in when I get back. :)