Back to work today. It's a funny thing being a teacher - (and I don't mean funny haha although I am very much blessed with being part of a pretty amazing English department with an incredible shared sense of humour!) - I mean funny in that no matter how much of a holiday break you think you've had, when you've been back for one day at the start of a new term it feels like you've never been away.
And so it was today. I saw lots of students on an individual and small group basis, and then taught my Literature class, and when I got home I thought, oh bloomin' heck - I've taken on this NaNoWriMo malarkey which means no matter how tired I feel I have got to write this evening because of the DEADLINE!!!
No slumping in front of the telly feeling drained of all life. No dozing in front of the woodburner feeling soporifically cosy and toasty. Get writing, I said to myself. Come on! Just do it!
And I did! I wrote 1500 words and enjoyed it enormously. The novel, 'Night Owls' is fully formed in my head, which makes a change because lots of my writing is usually bashed out on the keyboard on a wing and a prayer and with no sense of direction whatsoever. Whether it is fully formed to the tune of 50,000 in 30 days I don't know but if there is one thing I can do, that is waffle.
And yesterday I had a lovely birthday. Many, many books which is ALWAYS good, and many flowers (also good) and family and friends all around which is probably best of all because they do make me laugh!!
So 'Just Do It' shall be my mantra for the rest of this NaNo month. I apologise if the blog suffers a bit but do have a read of 'Night Owls' as it grows and let me know what you think. Andy read the first 5,000 words before they went 'live.' He said, 'It's very you.'
Now, is that a good thing or not??!!?