Monday, May 29, 2017

Stick to Your Plans: Write

Here we are on Memorial Day weekend and what will we do? Try to write. Don't stop writing just because it's the holiday weekend. Of course you will need to shuffle agendas around as we can't escape the weekend and all the fun it brings.

Last Saturday was a wash at the farmer's market. I was hoping to sell something but didn't. I guess I can't complain as I sold a pair of striped fingerless mitts on my Etsy shop, so I sold somewhere. Maybe the next weekend will be better. It probably takes time for them to figure out who I am and that I am going to be at the farmer's market all season.

I did manage to write 18 poems while at the market in the morning. I've got to type them today.

My kids are having a day at their grandparents probably today. I'm home alone as my boyfriend is working.

My treats are next to me. Mesquite kettle chips, a small bottle of blush wine and my cup of coffee. I already ate the whipped cream and pudding treat. And am saving the broccoli salad for when I visit my kids in a few days.

The day was definitely nice to write at the farmer's market. After not selling anything, my boyfriend and I watched Fantastic Beasts. Awesome movie. I spent the rest of the weekend knitting up five dishcloths and I'm working at finishing a scrunchy.

I'm going to make myself write today. We do have to stick to our goals and write when we can. Putting it aside can make us grumpy if we don't get to it.

I have also been wanting to add some new products to my Etsy Shop so will do that today as well. And I've got rhubarb that's going to go bad soon, so I'm making jam today. I'm wondering what lavender sugar would do to it. Hmmm..... I may be adding a new recipe to the latest cookbook!

I'm looking at a granny smith apple that needs to be sliced and munched on. I've got to have something healthy to go with the not so healthy stuff.

Maybe I need to put on some Rod Stewart music to be inspired to write. I was able to also finish a chapter the other day and I need to type that in.

The day is still young and there is plenty of time to write and knit. My game plan for writing is different every day. I woke up later this morning due to some weird dreams and then listening to someone blaring their TV at 7am. It was so loud I could actually know what was going on in their TV show.

Got up and turned on my TV loud enough to not hear their's. Today Show. Sometimes I can't start my day without the Today Show. I've got complete silence now. Sometimes I love the silence. Except for the fact someone is playing a radio now. I live in the downtown so I'm going to hear noises from outside. Makes for an interesting day I suppose.

I should make myself stay up late tonight and write. I haven't written in the middle of the night for a while. I've been getting tired and done at 9pm or a little later. I do occasionally like staying up to 11pm or later. I've also been known to wake up later on and get up and do something. I stayed up knitting one night.

Some people enjoy writing in the wee hours in the morning or late at night when everyone else is sleeping. Perhaps that is when some of your best work comes.

Anyway, write something before this holiday weekend is done.

Jennifer Jo Fay
Copyrighted May 2017

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