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Monday, July 19, 2010

Happy Monday

Connecticut Sunset - Summer 2009

"...And I realize that even in solitude, it is my sense of connection with friends and family, both near and far, that makes me feel alive and a part of things."
--Katrina Kenison

As the sun sets on my humble abode in Westchester, NY, Chapter 3 rests.
At long last, managing one word, one sentence, one paragraph at a time, I eked out one final draft of one chapter that for six months has stubbornly refused to be born.
I don't mind admitting that writing this chapter gave me the fits. For a lot of reasons, for no reasons, it refused to happen.
I have no idea why.
As the days turned into weeks and the weeks dragged on into months, I decided I just couldn't take it any more. Besides, I was running out of excuses of what to tell my friends as to why I wasn't writing my book any more, or why I wasn't fulfilling my promise to my late husband, Ed.
And then I remembered something I learned a long time ago when I felt blocked and unable to write--Do something not writing related.
It had been a long time since I'd taken a break, so I packed a bag with swimsuit and sandals and headed for a hotel with swimming pool and health spa. It was a two hour drive to Foxwoods in Connecticut. But Saturday afternoon, I arrived at the MGM Grand for a one night stay.
I played penny slots in an air conditioned casino;
I lounged lazily in the blistering sun by a crowded swimming pool,
and for an added treat, I booked a massage.
Last night, I returned--refreshed, renewed and ready to tackle my writing assignment--Chapter 3!
Word by word, the writing happened. As if by magic, it flowed effortlessly.
I have no idea why? Or do I?
Linda Della Donna
Come Joynal with me.
Your book is yet to be.

1 comment:

Widow_Lady302 said...

WOW Linda I missed this update! I have missed you! Just been pray'n and hoping all was going well with you. Sending out LOVE and Congrats on getting your chapter 3 out! *huggles*