Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Back At It. Soon

Shortly before we left for Guatemala I started rewriting one of my manuscripts. I was hoping it would kick start my thoughts about it while we were away. 
It worked, but not as well as I'd hoped.
Getting away is a great way to refresh your mind, your energy, and your soul. I thought not having a computer in front of me it would free my thoughts to roam at will.
They did, and they were happy.
Over the course of the two weeks many ideas for rewriting flowed to me along with ways to improve other manuscripts. 
It was good. I was renewed. Invigorated even.
Then I came home, fired up the computer and my mind went as blank as_______.
I am sure everything will be fine in a few more days. Travel is wonderful, but it requires recovery time.
I did open a file on a manscript earlier and made a few corrections. As I did I felt fog clearing, gears grinding, the quickening brought by a cool morning breeze.
In another day or so when the last of the trip laundry is put away and I've caught up on the bills and  sleep and my thoughts have gathered I will be writing again.
I'm looking forward to it.


solarity said...

Your thoughts were on vacation, and not ready to go back to work yet?

Mary Anne in Kentucky

Red said...

I look forward to hearing about your trip. I sometimes have ideas in my mind and then they disappear. I've found I have to keep a list.

Thomma Lyn said...

Good luck with your writing, Leah! I hear you about having to be ready -- sometimes the mind takes its own kind of time with R & R (rest and recharge), but you'll feel when it's ready, and you'll rock and roll.

Leah J. Utas said...

Yep, Mary Anne. That's about the size of it.

Red, thanks. Lists are great. I kept meaning to write stuff down and then didn't.

Thomma Lyn, thanks so much.

carla said...

thank you for normalizing my writing_life.

Leah J. Utas said...

My pleasure, Carla.

Bossy Betty said...

They'll return. They just have jet lag! Great to catch up with you!

Reb said...

They might still be in warm Guatamala. Even though it has been very nice here, I don't blame your thoughts for wanting to stay behind in the warmth :) They will catch up soon though.

Leah J. Utas said...

Yes they do, Bossy Betty.

Good point, Reb. I hope they get back soon.

messymimi said...

My mind goes blank like this at times, too. Looking forward to reading it once you get it going again.

the Bag Lady said...

You shouldn't have let your thoughts have so many of those fruity drinks with the little umbrellas... it made them balky about getting back in the swing of things!

Leah J. Utas said...

Thanks, Messymimi.

Bag Lady, they won't listen. They insist it's their vacation, too.