Coffee and Manuscript


A fellow writer, Robin Spano, posted this on Facebook this morning, “Loving the luxury of my first morning in a week with coffee and my manuscript. You know things are good when your day job is what you love more than anything.”

Can you relate?  I recently had to go a week without writing because  of commitments I’d made, and I began to feel physically sick.  I got back to my manuscript and wrote all day, then the next.  I felt so much better, and I also finished writing half the first draft pf my fourth Magda of Mayne Island novel.  This is not a writing rhythm I’d recommend.

What works best for me is a day that begins with rewriting the previous day’s work, then writing today’s chapter or two with a cup of coffee.  It proceeds with more writing, with a short break for lunch, if I remember, then reading and writing blogs or letters,  then writing some more and ends with my printing up and reading that day’s work and making changes in pencil.  Every day is different, but that’s what I call a good day.  I can’t complain.  It’s a good life.

Back to work now.


2 responses »

  1. What a beautiful blog! I haven’t been here for a while, but I’m glad I came back. It’s beautiful.
    Right now I in between projects. I’m collecting info and finalizing revisions for a completed manuscript.
    Any day that includes writing is a good day for me.
    Congratulations on finishing the first half of your latest mystery. I can’t wait for the next writer’s group.
    : )

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