Productivity and feeding the soul
I used to think sleeping in was overrated. Me, I’m up at the buttcrack of dawn tooling along while everyone around me(y’know, on FB and twitter and so on) is groggily tweeting about coffee or simply pulling the covers over their heads.
Since my move I’ve done better at that. Partly thanks to a nice dark bedroom and staying up later than I likely ought to.
This morning I woke at 8:30…stretched, yawn, wiggled and discovered I felt fan-fucking-tastic. Checked the weather….60 degrees…sunny, light breeze.
Wow. Didn’t take me long to settle into a chair on the balcony with a cup of coffee warming my palms and my toes chilled. It felt awesome.
I puttered. I dawdled. I called my mom, chatted for a bit. Then I sat down and busted out about thousand words in about 45 minutes. 1018 unplotted words just done and done.
It’s about 78 degrees out now. There’s a gentle breeze, just enough to make the trees down in the courtyard shift gently. I’ve got the ac off and the bedroom and living room windows open.
Suddenly my home feels as calm and settling as my visit to the boat did.
I’m guessing fall and spring in Atlanta are going to be my major times of productivity. Just because I can be surrounded by the outdoors and comfortable. When I think back to living in NY it was these times of years that my muse stood up and shook herself awake and aware. So I’m going to make good use of this.
I’m not sure if the CyberBorn wip’s going to be a novel or novella. It’s sitting at just over 8K now and there’s a good chunk of story to go. I’m excited. I’m rarin’ and ready to go.
This is my song today. I’m loving the beat, the lyrics….all of it.
The Devil Is An Angel, Too – Javina Magness (I’d embed the video, but it just won’t cooperate today!!)