I’m embarking on a new adventure in my writing. Starting tomorrow, I’ll be using office space, not located inside my house. This will be a first for me, and I will gleefully admit to being super excited about it! For the past year, I’ve been using our home office. It currently contains my enormous bookshelves that my husband never thought I would fill, (haha!) a desk that holds the computer, another desk that holds random stuff on top of it and under it, and boxes that cover the floor, either filled with books or more random stuff. Actually, a lot of it is my crafting supplies. What I wouldn’t give for a separate craft room!
But anyway, I now have office space elsewhere, and I think it’ll be a huge help. So far, I’ve only been able to dedicate one full day a week to writing, and then an hour or two here and there after I put the little one to bed at night. Except, oh, sometimes on my writing days I do the grocery shopping, or I hang out with my sister, or I meet up with a friend for lunch, yadda, yadda, yadda. You know the drill. Suddenly, before I know it, the day is done, I’m picking up my daughter, and I’ve written maybe 200 words. Those evenings after she goes to bed, I’m paying bills, doing research, and let’s be honest, trying to unwind by wasting time on the internet. Sometimes I’m so tired, I just go to bed. Except I can’t sleep. So then I toss and turn, lamenting the lost words that I’m not getting down, but I’m afraid if I get going, I’ll be up all night, and that’s not good when I have a 3 year old yelling for me at the crack of dawn. And I usually don’t write at all on the weekends.
So on the days she’s in preschool, I’ll be going to my office to write. (Oooh! It sounds so fancy!!) This summer, we’ll mix up the schedule so we can still enjoy the beautiful weather, that I pray Mother Nature decides to send our way after this dreadful winter!! This fall, she’ll be at preschool everyday until after lunch. It’ll be dedicated writing time for me. Just for me. No laundry to throw in, or vacuuming to do, or dishes to wash.
Just writing. Happy sigh.