Did you every have one of those weekends where everything went right for your writing? Whatever you were working on just flowed?
That was my weekend.
This may come as a surprise to many of you, since I have been very upfront with the fact that I normally take the weekends off from writing in favor of family time.
Not this weekend.
Pookie had off on Friday, so we did most of our running around for the weekend, then had dinner with friends. It was a relaxing, productive day. I even managed to get some of the updated outline done for the major re-write of my WIP. (Oh, and I ordered a new laser printer, one that can print 40 pages a minute and can do double-sided printing! I probably shouldn’t be so excited by this, but I am!)
Saturday morning, I decided I was tired of having loose papers everywhere, so I ran to Staples. This is where my plans for a relaxing holiday weekend went out the window.
As I came home with my binder, divider tabs, and other various organizational stuff, this weird sensation came over me. Pookie said he could just see it. It was almost like a magnetic pull to my “office” (aka the writing corner of my dining room).
From that point on, I spent all of Saturday afternoon and evening working. I even skipped #pubwrite in favor of actually writing (shocking, I know).
The same can be said for Sunday morning. (I even skipped church—oops!) For lunch we went to my mother-in-law’s, then came home for a couple of hours before heading to my parent’s house for dinner.
I planned to nap in the time in between, but instead I did some more work. After dinner I did a bit more, although after several glasses of wine, I wasn’t quite as productive and ended up heading to bed early.
I am coming into this week–which will be a week from hell with three rehearsals and a minor-league baseball game between now and opening night of Willy Wonka on Friday–feeling great. I woke up at 6:30 this morning, ready for more of the same. Actually, I wrote over 500 words before 8:00 rolled around and I realized I was forgetting one thing–I needed to write today’s blog post. And I had no idea what to write about. Crap!
So, this brings me to my point. I have seen two schools of thought for dealing with situations like this. Some writers will keep a few “back-up” blog posts to use when their writing gets in the way of their blogging. Others will do what I just did, share the excitement in a short post to explain why they aren’t writing a “real” post.
Here’s my question for you: which would you rather read? A full post, written in advance, on a non-time-sensitive subject? A short post explaining the excitement? Or do you have another idea of how to deal with this? I’d love to hear your ideas!
For now, I am going back to writing. 🙂