Friday, February 26, 2010
The Power Cords Are Taking Over
Hard to believe this was two weeks ago. The ground is still covered in snow but something along the lines of six inches rather than 32. I'm okay with that.
Two days ago was the first day since January that all three of my kids were in school all day for a regular school day, so most of my writing has been in my head, thinking, plotting, devising, rewriting. I think a lot was done, but it's so frustrating not to be able to see it on paper.
Today I'm heading out with my oldest daughter to a weekend of all-state choir. While she spends ten hours in rehearsals, I get to settle in with my laptop and try to put words to those snow-days virtual wrangling of this WIP. It's below freezing and winds are topping 60 miles per hour, so I'm hoping to find one of those big leather chairs next to a fire at Panera's, prop my feet up on the hearth, and drink some coffee, breath in the aroma of fresh bread, and write. A little slice of heaven.
Packing has gotten a bit weird though. When did packing involve so many electrical outlets? I had to charge the ipod, the Nook, the cell phone, the camera, the video camera, and the laptop. Trying to keep all those cords straight is driving me crazy, too. Not just packing, but every day. I love the Nook but I hate having to think about whether or not my book is charged enough to keep me reading for a few hours (it almost always is... it lasts forever!). I'm just thankful that so far, I don't have a toothbrush that needs charging too.
Happy Friday, and I'll be back next week, with hopefully great progress on the book!