Mama said there’d be days like this

So the novel I’ve been working on — The Brave and The Free seems to be the working title. No, I don’t know why reversed — and which is, metaphorically speaking, all in pieces on the garage floor, possibly mixed with a clock’s innards, finally became clear last night. All of a sudden I knew which pieces went in, which pieces got chucked and which pieces were disguised as something else, and therefore will need a big reveal to make the reader understand them as well as a couple chapters of foreshadowing on the way there.

So… woke up at six thirty am today. Went on long walk while thinking. Came back energized and eager to write. Was reminded fifteen year old needs clothes for vacation. Cue in the shopping experience now even more fun with sullen teen. (His fault for having a massive growth spurt the last month.)

Right now I should be cleaning and taking the new bookcases to the attic. (What, don’t you buy bookcases everytime you go out? Why, I thought it was the law!) Only I am desperately trying to get some writing in, before the grand, glowing vision fades.

Oh, and by the way, the bed is still unmade and I have approximately three thousand loads of laundry to do. Wheee!

4 thoughts on “Mama said there’d be days like this

  1. Huh?? Does not compute!
    You don’t have live-in domestics?
    But, wait, you’re a writer. I’m sure I saw in a movie once, or had a movie described to me by a writer, wherein one character assured another that once you sell a book, you’ll be rich.
    And that movie was written by a writer, so they should know, right?

    1. Re: Huh?? Does not compute!
      LOL. I went to see Sliding Doors with Rebecca Lickiss, a writing friend and our husbands, who ALSO write. When we got to the line where the girl tells her no-good boyfriend, “Yes, I know you’ll finish your novel and we’ll be fabulously rich” we started laughing. When we realized we were the only ones in the theater laughing, we laughed HARDER. It was that or cry.

    1. No, it’s space opera I’m finishing. Toni knows about it,a nd I want to give it to her ASAP, okay? Then DST II, Noah’s Boy and A Fatal Stain, which are under contract.

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