Saturday, 13 September 2008

Day 13 - Overclocked

It hit me about an hour ago that I'm in work on Monday! This is exactly what I wanted - to be working - but it's just dawned on me that I can't continue getting up at 7:30 and then commuting in about 10am after a leisurely breakfast (shall I have scrambled egg today? or weetabix?) and reading blogs. No sir, from Monday I'll be out of the house by 7:30 most days!

(well, for the next two/three weeks at least...)

I'm actually quite excited about it all, as I think I might have let on yesterday. It feels like there is a sea of possibility opening up in front of me and I just have to brave enough to paddle out from my island in my little canoe and see what I can find.

(excuse the oceanic imagery, I'm two-thirds of the way through Robinson Crusoe)

As with NaNoWriMo, I'm finding that once my brain gets itself turned on creatively with one thing all sorts of other things start opening up as well. That maths puzzle that has been giving me trouble? I thought of a new approach to it! Bit fed up with some of the games I've been playing? Heck, I'll download some game making software and make my own! Lost about where to start with the editing of my first novel? Totally open up the first act, double the length of that at least, take the imagery from the first chapter but place it in a different context, lose the twins from the bookshop and shorten the chapters, rough it up a bit. Just write!

This is my thesis: commit to one thing, get fired up about it and then all the rest will start coming too.

It works.

(irregular service resumes tomorrow, have a good Saturday night!)

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