Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Revise, revise, revise!
A beautiful morning, much needed massage, catching up with an old coworker and now incredibly huge progress in the revision of my thesis. The sun is shining again even though during my run this morning around 845, the clouds became dark and the breeze picked up (ideal for a run) but it never did more than a quick sprinkle. About to head home now, get ready for a night of work and to put away the laundry that I did yesterday and make a healthy dinner for tonight. Was bad and not only ate two donuts, but had a cookie for dessert after a healthy lunch. Oh well. I did go for a run and have been doing very well. I am trying to find this new place of dedication. I talked at the beginning of the summer about writing out a writing schedule - keep dates and times like I was attending a job. Maybe it's Panera where I am most productive. They have bottomless coffee and internet and the kind of constant hum that is neither too loud or too quiet but just right for those breaks I need from my own thoughts but boring enough that i am forced to delve into my writing. I'll set some future dates up between me and Mr. Panera... I know that I need to begin thinking about and working on my context piece - which isn't nearly as fun as writing my own story - more of a research paper...something I was never good at doing. But, the sooner I get it done, the better I'll feel. I no longer feel as if the task of reaching 40 pages by August 1st is so impossible. And with these revised and reorganized pieces I now feel like I can totally devote my energy and time to new chapters. Love love that feeling. I'm excited to finish it and begin writing other new things after this. I'm excited to be in a new place and have a writing schedule that isn't going to be graded (oh so much scarier...submitted!). But that's the whole point - to do things that are scary but exciting. What are you doing that is exciting today?