Monday, April 25, 2016

Whirlwind Month

Now Playing: NOT GOOD ENOUGH FOR TRUTH IN CLICHE by Escape the Fate

I try not to get too hard on myself when my writing output drops during times of "acute busyness" because I have a lot going on in my life that isn't writing--working full time, wedding prep, going to other people's weddings, family events out of town, getting ready for grad school, and enjoying being engaged to my lovely fiance. But DANG I have been a writing slacker this month.

April flashed by and didn't even leave an afterimage in its place. I was away from home every weekend. I worked three nights a week and have another three nights coming up, starting tonight. Unless I hammer out a flash piece on Thursday (unlikely, as I have plans) it's not looking like I'll make my #write1sub1 goals for the first time in a long time. May looks (mercifully) lighter, so perhaps I can double up to make up for it.

The good news is that the ideas don't really stop, ever. I had three or four good ideas for stories hit me this month and find their place in my mental bank of stories, or else in the "Notes" app on my phone. I even brainstormed an intriguing idea for a TV show script with a friend of mine.

I'm imagining a fanciful few nights of feverish writing to get those stories onto paper. Those nights are intimidating. They're demanding. But they're also exciting, and I say "Let them come!" It's been a dry season, but this blog post is like a rain dance--the downpours are coming!