So after months of not posting on Facebook, I posted this last Sunday:
Nan Marino has a feeling something important is going to happen today. It's not like I'm expecting news or anything. I don't know if the event will be a good one or bad one. But I could tell from the way the sun came up this morning, today feels like it's anything but ordinary.
I don't know why I said it. It was probably because (thanks to my dog, Chi) I was up way before dawn. So I saw the morning stars, watched the sun come up over the bay and drank the perfect cup of coffee. Caffeine-laced sunrises always make me giddy.
Now, I'm feeling foolish, like I should be making some big announcment: I won the lottery. Discovered a rare and extremely valuable historical relic hidden in the back of an old picture frame. Achieved enlightenment. But my Sunday was very ordinary.
Here are some of the exciting highlights:
*I was so busy writing that I forgot I was toasting some bread in the oven. Ate the edible parts. Gave the burnt parts to the dog.
*Decided I loved what I wrote. I loved my characters. Loved being inside their heads.
*Found a good song on Youtube.
*Wrote more. And reread. Hated every word. My characters were not living up to their potential. I told them it's over. There were other ideas..other stories..other characters..it was time. Then I decided it wasn't them, it was me. They were fine. My writing was swill.
*Caught up with an old friend. Drank way too much coffee.
*Spent some time outside with the dog and began to miss my w.i.p.. I went back in and reread. Found some good parts. Even found some parts that made me laugh. And the swill could be fixed. Made up with my characters. We're friends again.
*Reminded myself that my relationships with my w.i.p.s are always complicated.
*Got a gift from my husband for no reason, a beaded bracelet he found at the bookstore.
*Cooked some dinner. Didn't burn it much and went back to writing.
It was pretty dull, right? And plain and ordinary. And I hope next Sunday is exactly like it.
Note: We seem to be getting a lot of rainbows lately. This one was taken about a week ago.