It’s January 1st. Minecraft is now an after-hours activity. Chores, gaming, exercising all take place after writing. The goal for 2016 is a story – something (anything…) to be sold and published.
I love gaming. I love lots of things. But I love writing, and I really, really, really, really don’t want to go back into the corporate world. So, I have to sell a story. Preferably lots of them, but I’ll take one sale at this point. So gaming, knitting, and all the other “ings” — you are now in evening hobby status. The work day is for writing.
I’m trying to write, but these guys keep looking at me. Strangely enough, they’re generally positive about my stories. Good group to hang out with.
It’s 5pm on a Tuesday and it’s pouring outside. Yellow leaves are raining down from the trees on the hill behind our house. The windows are open. I’m sitting in front of the kitchen slider with my hoodie on, typing up my writing notes from earlier today. It’s kind of a perfect evening.
On good writing days, I feel very happy, satisfied, fulfilled. This week has been pretty successful – I’m wrapping up a detailed outline for a romance novel. It’s not a very good story – yet. But I’m getting there, and hope to get some comments back on the outline, as well as tweak the outline and start writing in full shortly. Here’s the view from my basement desk: