For the first time in a long time I am sitting down to write a real post. I am thinking and writing and really putting effort into this. I am. Promise.
But, since I can't seem to think of any topics or themes, I'll just tell you all what I've written lately.
And I have written lately.
It strikes me that this is actually a wonderful topic for a writing blog: what the blogger has actually written!
During my five days of alone time I did not write. I read A LOT and I set up my work space and I played online and I watched tons of foreign movies and independent films (Australians make really depressing ones, by the way)...But I did not write. It just didn't come to me.
Afterward though, things started flowing. For the first time in, well, ever, I forced myself to write. I wrote a scene that was nicely informational but uninspiring. I wrote a scene from the MC's POV that was dark and a little creepy, but might actually be correct. He might really be speaking through me in this one.
Then I drew. Yes, I drew! I drew an entire collection of fashion garments--something I have never done before! I can't believe it either, really. I mean, I love Project Runway and other creative outlet shows. But I've never come up with my own designs before!
It was a very creative and rewarding day.
So was today. My 2 1/2 yo daughter watched the entire Royal Ballet version of The Nutcracker. It was a wonderful experience of bonding and memories. (Ovation channel is showing a different version of the Tchaikovsky masterpiece every night this week. Tonight is the French version--should be wonderful!)
All for now. Thanks for letting me just talk. It felt good. Maybe we bonded a little here, too. :)