Subtitle: Don’t Like Excuses? Don’t Read This Post!
I promise I have not abandoned you. I have spent the past couple of weeks working in fits and starts on a new story about a woman named Myrtle who wonders if the grass is greener on the other side…of the stratosphere.
Last week was a particular struggle for me. My head felt empty, completely devoid of any creative thoughts. For this story, I elected to reach into my personal experience and write about a strange object seen in the night sky.
Meanwhile, I have had to summon the energy to write the second half of my most recent travel diary, to share with some pen pals. It came to be that I used the diary as an excuse to not write the story and the story as an excuse to not write the diary. What a terrible admission from a writer!
I finished the diary last night so, aside from signing Christmas cards, shopping for all the people on my list, folding laundry, and working at my paid job, there is nothing stopping me from writing about Myrtle.
I hope after all that, I can do her justice. Stay tuned. ~~ Jen