It’s been good to get outside this week, parking myself at a cafe to write.  With that, there’s been lots of progress – pages of a screenplay written.  With the pages, that falling in love feeling again — with my story, with my characters.  Though I skipped this morning’s writing time, I am planning on tomorrow night’s writing time outside — possibly at the Barnes & Nobles, a mile away from home.  The goal as always is to be consistent.  Doing something for 21 days creates a habit.  That’s what I’m hoping for.

Sometimes the writing seems endless — the end goal, far, but having these writing times makes me see that I can reach that end goal.  That I will finish a draft.  It is possible.

Of course, my life hovers around me — there are only three weeks of school left — and plenty of school activities and events that will take up the days.  Book reviews to write, a personal business to build but I will not despair.  Despite the busyness, stress and anxiety, I will keep the faith.

I believe these voyages outside the home to write will help me with that.

Wishing all you ROW80ers an amazing week of words and progress.



3 thoughts on “Outside

  1. Time tries to fill itself up with all sorts of minutiae and distractions if we allow it…. You seem to have figured out the pattern for facing those distractions and moving ahead in things you love. Let’s hear it for an upcoming draft! 🙂

    And I know exactly what you mean about taking the opportunity to enjoy time outside. Spring does that… it’s as if the whole world is new again. Enjoy!

  2. Hi Melanie, just popping in from ROW80.
    It sounds like you’re well on the way to creating that writing habit and you’ve found a way that works for you. It’s lovely to read about you falling in love with your story and characters. Each time you have that feeling when you finish a writing session, you’re motivated to show up for the next writing session you’ve made time for.
    Best of luck with your screenplay. See you at the next check in. 🙂

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