It has been a miserable week. Well not miserable but changes of plans, increased workload etc have meant I have been tired, stressed, cranky, all of the above.
On monday I didn't finish my work work until 10.30pm and my eyes were burning from staring at the computer but I wanted to write so I did an old 'Write Anything' prompt and wrote 1,195 words. I had meant to start writing up my second children's book idea but I was so tired and I was worried I would struggle with it so I did something different, but I did write!
On Tuesday again work work got the better of me and I didn't write. But when I wrote my goals I knew there would be days like this so today I have written up my second children's book idea which took just over an hour so I am back on schedule for my 3 1/2 hours writing in a week.
I was really annoyed, almost cross yesterday that I didn't get time to write but I am taking this as a positive thing. I didn't want to not write. I want to reach my goals this week and I am happier now I am back on track. I know this weekend I may not get a chance to write on saturday but am prepared for it and will write for longer on sunday to reach my goals. I am even going to get up earlier tomorrow so I can write before going to work. This will really pain me but I am going to do it!
Before I go check out some other ROW80 writers I am going to give you another quote from "A Prayer for Owen Meany" By John Irving. Am on page 560 of 637 so nearly there! I stopped and read this quote several times.
The quote is Owen talking to his friend John (the story is told from John's point of view):
'I want to go on being a student,' I told him. 'I want to be a teacher. I'm just a reader,' I said.
'DON'T SOUND SO ASHAMED,' he said. 'READING IS A GIFT.'
'I learned it from you,' I told him.
'IT DOESN'T MATTER WHERE YOU LEARNED IT - IT'S A GIFT. IF YOU CARE ABOUT SOMETHING, YOU HAVE TO PROTECT IT - IF YOU'RE LUCKY ENOUGH TO FIND A WAY OF LIFE YOU LOVE, YOU HAVE TO FIND THE COURAGE TO LIVE IT.'
Love, love, love this.