This will be an interesting day. I’m waiting for responses from more than half a dozen editors about various projects in progress or new proposals. My filing is done, or at least enough that I can quit for now. My records are caught up to date. The only reason I have to leave the house today is to hit the gym at 4:30.
I have choices. I can take a holiday from work and spend the day reading. I can get on with my Christmas shopping. Or I can get into a face-off with a blank sheet of paper and stick with it until my muse whispers in my ear. If I do that, I know some tricks that will give me an edge. For one, there’s always my standby: association. Start with a word and let the mind wander from one connection to another until something clicks. I might look at the lake for a while, watching the action (yesterday a heron flew to the top of a tall tree on the far bank) until I’m inspired by what I see. I could go dumpster diving into my files after some of those beginnings and notes and outlines that I found in folders tucked here and there.
I’ll let you know tomorrow how I spent my day.
By the way, I checked this morning on the number of times my Macbeth video has been visited: 499. Here’s the link again. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11tTOTPZtE0