Bonjour et Bienvenu! Today I started my work day with this post. I am now in the foothills of the Pyrenees, with a lovely view and no noise! I’ve been in larger towns for the last three weeks or so, and appreciate the quietness of the countryside. Spring is coming. Birds are singing morning and evening, and there are plenty of places to walk or ride a bike here. Another form of paradise for me, because I am not a JK Rowlings. I have a hard time writing with lots of noise, music or interruptions.
Many things have transpired to create a non-writing place over the last two weeks, and this past weekend I felt almost at the end of my tether. In spite of that, I have managed to make progress, though not much. I’ve been in Mane (the name of the small town where I am right now) since Sunday night and Monday I wrote for six hours. I hope to do the same today. I’m inspired by my hosts to do my best. They work hard and make each day count. They “kidnapped” me on Sunday for a lovely lunch with a special friend, then drove me to the mountains, offering me a quiet place and the run of their home. When they come home in the evening I am happy to see them and to help out as much as I can. They have a lovely 4-soon-to-be-5-year-old, whom I have loved since she was born.
My husband comes to join me in 8 days! After two months apart, needless to say I’m looking forward to seeing him. No insecurities for the moment (fingers crossed). I’m too busy writing and “being” in the moment. I hope whatever you are doing, the same goes for you. Au revoir…
March 7th question: How do you celebrate when you achieve a writing goal/finish a story?
If I've finished a story, I take time off to let it all sink in before sending it to Beta readers.
If I've achieved a writing goal, I sit with it awhile, and then move on the next one... For either one, champagne is always in the picture!
Please visit and thank the awesome co-hosts for March:
Photos for your amusement...
|Playing Petanque in Cornebarrieu...|
|So many say "be careful of guard dog." This one says, "Attention! Nice dog!"|
|A donkey and his friend in a field...|
|Where I was in beginning of March. France!|
|Where my husband was in beginning of March, Mexico!|