So, it’s been two weeks in the new job and I love it. However, as I mentioned last week, I’m not spending as much time writing. Yes, I’m doing some writing because, well, you all know I’m obsessed but I have to eat and play with the dog and do laundry sometimes too. And tomorrow I’m headed out for a field trip to a place called Smartsville to watch some very smart dogs do their thing. I hope it will be fun and educational (I’ve never been to an AKC spaniel flushing event before) but I also am thinking sadly about the time I’m going to spend driving to and from (about 7 hours in the car) as well as the hours there. It will be well worth the trip but it’s also time I’m not writing. Ugh.
Which brings me to my point, sometimes the time you take away from your writing refreshes you and sharpens your desire to tell those stories. Sometimes it just wipes you out physically. Tomorrow will likely be a little bit of both but while I’m watching English Springer Spaniels and who knows what other breeds locate and flush their birds, I’ll be thinking of plot points and whether my characters are well-enough developed or not.
What will you be doing this weekend?