I discovered a secret: if I engage in a different creative outlet, my writing muse awakens and becomes jealous because I’m pouring my attentions elsewhere.
Huh. Who knew?
My office is finished now and my new Dell computer is set up, complete with Microsoft Word, a program I’ve never used for writing because I’m more accustomed to WordPerfect. I’ve been learning Word as I type in my manuscript, but what’s kept me adding to my work-in-progress and pushing it forward is the time I’ve spent creating a floral wreath. Using the creative side of the brain in any way apparently awakens it to the way you want to use it, if that makes sense. So, wreathing can lead to writing. Why not?
Here’s my masterpiece—my first attempt at a floral wreath. But I can’t decide how it should hang. What do you think? Right side up or upside down?
It’s hanging on the wall right side up, but I can’t decide. Which do you think?
I took a picture of it in its new home over the TV, but I swear, the gray paint in this house just swallows any hint of brightness. It’s a pretty shade of gray, but it’s beginning to get to me. I see repainting the house in my future. Sigh.
Anyway, now that it’s done and hanging on the wall, I can devote my attention on my WIP again. I hope to finish it by the end of the month—not an impossibility, since it’s a novella intended for a collection created among friends. I’m excited about it. I have the first part written and the finale in mind, all I have to do is drive through the middle without sagging, and I’ll be done. Woo-hoo!
Let’s hope my muse doesn’t desert me!