Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Night Owl

I am truly a night owl. Went to bed at 4:30 yesterday morning (you know, after reading Karen Rose) and here it is after 1. BUT I have to get up and go into work tomorrow. (Today?) Gotta clean out my classroom, reorganize the organized chaos.

My all-time favorite work schedule was when I worked on the rim of the Grand Canyon just after college. I worked 2 or 3 p.m. until 10 or 11 p.m., hung out in the bar till closing, went to a party until 3 or 4 a.m. and then went home to bed. Ahhh, the good ol' days!

Back to my organized chaos. You know what I'd rather be doing though, right? Yes, I watched a show tonight that inspired my current WIP and after it ended I just melted and started scribbling notes about my manuscript to make it better. (Monarch of the Glen, if anyone wants to know-about life in a Scottish Highland village in modern times.) I can play around with it tomorrow night (tonight?) but I won't get to really work on it until Wednesday (tomorrow?).

Oh, it's going to be so awesome and I even came up with the other possible characters for the next couple of contemporaries I'm going to write! Cuz let's face it, everyone in this business says write what you love and I get this dreamy, heart-melting, misty-eyed feeling taking over me whenever I write about, read about, think about or talk about Scotland.

Notice I didn't say short contemporaries. That's because with all my notes from last night (a few hours ago), I'm not sure if this will be a short or long. Guess I'll just have to wait and see!

Another thing came to me while I was jotting down my notes. I think I'm officially in my 2nd draft. I have the basic plot points already written and now the stuff I'm thinking about is adding to the romance and to the internal conflicts. So, I'm further along than I thought!

But, I really, really should get to bed since I've got to set the alarm for...less than seven hours from now. At least now I can hear it!

1 comment:

Bailey Stewart said...

You know, I wish life wouldn't continue to get in the way of my writing too.

My SIL loves Monarch of the Glen, I've never seen it.

Wow, a lot of ideas flowing through. That's great! Once I finish getting this redecorating from hell finished I can get back at it myself. *sigh*

Have fun with it - I look forward to hearing more. (no pun intended) *gg*