Saturday, February 11, 2012

On a Mission (Yet Exhausted!)

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It's been a crazy week. My day job (as the Director of Education at a nature center in Denver) has kicked back into high gear, with spring field trips, spring break camps, Fireside Chats and summer camps just on the horizon, not to mention a huge new Earth Day event--which I am leading almost single-handedly. 

But I've also been crazy inspired this week, and that has translated into these mad, late-night writing sessions, where I've routinely hit 2,300 words in just a few hours. It's difficult to balance, but it has left me dizzy and electrified--kinda like that Gwen Stefani quote: “Sometimes it’s so hard to find what it is I’m trying to say. People might think you can turn creativity on and off, but it’s not like that. It just kinda comes out: a mash-up of all these things you collect in your mind. You never know when it’s gonna happen, but when it does, it’s like magic.”

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It has been like magic this week, and I intend to write this thing out, even if it means I have to sacrifice sleep for awhile.

Has anyone else been feeling inspired this week? Maybe it's something in the air...

8 comments:

Jaye Robin Brown said...

Unfortunately, no. My new WIP is such a hot mess of motivations and emotions that I'm having a hard time shutting up that voice that is calling it crap in my head. But the good part is, I'm having a lot of fun writing way too many sex scenes for a YA and I just keep telling myself, first draft, first draft, first draft. Like Anne Lamott says, I am letting myself write garbage and enjoying it. And congrats!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Write woman, write!
I bet that Earth Day event is a big success as well.

Ruth Cooke said...

Woah! I didn't know you were in Denver! My daughter is (hopefully) going to grad school at the Lamont School of Music there, and we may be taking a road trip to visit you this summer! I'll be sure to check out the nature centre while we're there.

Stina said...

Love it - keep the creativity flowing!! You'll have your book written in no time. Magic!!

bethchristopher.com said...

You're on fire! Ride that wave, sleep be damned. ;-)

Peggy Eddleman said...

It's so awesome when that happens!

I HAVEN'T been feeling inspired this week. But last week? Totally.

LTM said...

oh, wow! I've never read that quote by Gwen, but it's so true! That's exactly how I feel most of the time. A mash up of all these things that collect in your mind.

How fantastic! Write on, writey! :o) <3 ((hugs))

Dinda Amanda said...



Banned complain !! Complaining only causes life and mind become more severe. Enjoy the rhythm of the problems faced. No matter ga life, not a problem not learn, so enjoy it :)

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