Answer me this:
Have you ever been laying in bed on a morning when you don’t have anywhere to be or anything in particular to do, and just as you decide you might actually get up, begin lifting your cheek away from the pillow, this unexpected wave of lethargy clobbers you over the head, and you realize you’ve made a terrifically awful decision and there’s really only one thing you can do?
Yes. Well sometimes writing is also like this. Today I had the pleasure of both!
It wasn’t easy. Getting myself out of bed, I mean. Yesterday was a long day, and for the past week I’ve been staving off a cold, so what I wanted more than anything else was to dial 7 for room-service and spend the day tucked under blankets and watching movies. Then I remembered I don’t live in a hotel, nor do I employ a butler, and if I wanted food, I would have to melt it in a pan.
However . . . after going a few rounds with my bed, eventually I prevailed by gaining the upper hand with a brilliantly unforeseen maneuver (I swiftly flung myself on to the carpet belly-flop style) and smelled my way toward the coffee.
Mug in hand, I sat down at my desk, opened my WIP, and proceeded to stare at it for a few minutes before giving it this face:
Of course, some mornings are like that; it takes a bit of re-familiarizing oneself with the words before it all comes flowing back and you’re holding hands and skipping through verdant meadows, the way you were only yesterday.
Then again, some days are like cold shoulders and there’s nothing to be done but admit defeat.
No really, I will be. I’m going to shower and put myself together, and perhaps I’ll read for a little while before leaving to meet with a girlfriend. And of course it’s Friday, so that means date night with my darling boy, which also means we will thereby soon be shoveling glorious amounts of bread and beer into our mouths while gazing adoringly at one another through the bewitching monocle of a food coma. Don’t feel too bad for old addle-minded Cara. Yesterday I logged over 3k words, so there’s that, hooray!
To those of you writing today and those otherwise productive brains, I wish you a beautiful Friday and a lovely weekend!