|Rising to the Surface by Sarah McTernen 2012|
My daughter started back at physical therapy a few weeks ago, after her last surgery. I have taken the time to start reading Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg. So far, I am enjoying the book but a lot of the bad habits she is encouraging people to get rid of, I threw away a long time ago. I don't get down to writing for a single reason: one child or another will interrupt me every few minutes, breaking my train of thought, my trip into the character's brain, my immersion in the scene and I have to start over again. Natalie writes about giving yourself permission to write crap. I accept that. I also know that in order to move beyond writing crap, you have to have a bit of concentration on a subject. That I am lacking.
Still, I have given myself a task for this upcoming year. I could wait until January to start, but I find that to be silly. I am going to start writing more; including in this blog. I am going to be exercising that muscle that has for all too long been left to atrophy. I am also, once again, promising to deliver a rough draft of the cook book by the end of 2014, baring any more medical diversions.
Thank you for reading,