Sunday, May 26, 2013

Too Much

In the middle of the beauty of this national forest, I wonder at my overreach. I wrote that I was going to do this, that, and the other thing while here. Not happening.

I brought my synopsis. I hadn't read it since I cut and pasted my notes together. I gave it to my friend who read it while we sat at a special cove. I was stunned (no humility here) by how good it was. I have much less work to do on it than I thought. I'm only halfway done, but there's hope.

I realized I hadn't named any if the cities, so while I have this wi-fi connection, I'm going to work on that.

Sadly, I don't think I'll have time to read my MS as planned.

Going back to the lake tonight to cook chicken over a grill.

Life goes by too quickly.


  1. Sometimes we think getting away on a retreat is just what we need to concentrate on the writing task we are craving to work on -- but in reality, getting away is just that, getting away. Sometimes our minds and bodies know better what is needed for rest and recovery than we do.

    Hope your retreat is restful, even if you don't get all the writing related work done that you wanted to! But you still may be able to concentrate on that writing, once you get rested up sufficiently.

  2. Ah - the ever wise Margaret. I suppose I did need the rest. The place was beautiful and secluded (though it had a five * restaurant). I did one character bio. The rest of the time I rested. Miss you!