Do you ever have one of those days when you want to crawl back into bed or start wishing bedtime would come early? Well, that was my yesterday. There’s never a dull moment when it comes to helping people and for some reason everyone decided to call or send a barrage of email questions. Maybe they were asleep Monday but I find it odd that there’s a collective conscious that tells people to do everything on the same day most of the time.
This human behavior reminds me of college cramming before a big exam. All the important things like gathering notes and studying are done at the very last minute. You would think we get better at this as we get older but there are many professionals who go through this same cycle every month. They wait to hear from customers or clients the behavior spills over. Instead of looking like a even spilling wheel, I picture a large blob spilling over with a big plot to make the wheel creak with strain and then spurt forward with a little spin back and forward from the shock. Kind of like having a clown shock plopping on a bike wheel every time it makes a revolution.
Well, no matter what I carried on through my day replying, problem solving, and reviewing numbers and trends. There were a few times when I caught myself staring off into space, walking into another room and forgetting what I meant to do, but I just shrugged and went with the each new moment that came to me. I wanted to slip into slo-mo but a thing called life didn’t let me stop. Everyone was in a hurry and I fell into step with them.
The highlight of my day was the drive to pick-up my husband. Not only did he pick-up fajitas and nachos for dinner, I got to start my new audio book, The Paris Bookseller, by Kerri Maher. This book follows the history of Sylvia Beach, who started the book shop, Shakespeare and Company in Paris in the early 1900s. I downloaded this book after I browsed the shelves of my local book store for times when I’m driving or want to drive out the world. I also wanted to continue my book tour around the world with some of my own choices.
Getting a sense of Paris during different time periods will only enrich one of the novels that I started from a writing prompt. Knowing the history of the city I place my characters will them become more connected. I can make references of different times. It will also make things easier to go in time to the memory of another generation. The fact that Sylvia was a real person, who happened to love literature also provides a reals sense of what it was like to live in a different time period.
I hope that you have all the energy you need to get through your day. I found enough steam to type out another blog (#465). Of course, I can’t end without a prompt. Today’s prompt is to download a new audio book or pick up a new that goes along with one of your own novels. If you’re deep into one of your novels and you don’t want to it to interfere with what you’re writing, then pick up something different from what your working on.
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