The view from my deskPosted: January 11, 2016
One of my rules for writing a novel is: stay home. Don’t go anywhere interesting to write, because mostly you will just explore the new place and not so much with the writing. And here I am, breaking one of my own rules, on the first Monday of the rest of my life.
The view from my desk is distracting, to say the least.
I am hoping the novelty wears off by tomorrow so I can dig into Good Birds Don’t Fly Away. Here are some other things I am hoping:
• That my protagonist in this novel will have an external antagonist, for once
• That the ankle-deep water of my story will be up to my mid-calf by the time this week is over
• That the ghost that haunts this place will go easy on us
For now, I’m just drinking in the early moments of what promises to be an exquisite winter sunset, and trying not to hyperventilate at the prospect of actually spending the week face to face with a novel I’ve done my best to avoid writing for two years now.
It’s gonna be great.