I tend to say that we don’t appreciate the things we have until we don’t have them. Soon after Hurricane Sandy’s approach on Wednesday, the light & power company shut off the supply. It didn’t return until the wee hours of Saturday morning and left again for most of the day. The power came back that night.
I had too much time to stare at the ceiling, listening to radio programmes that I wouldn’t have given the time of day if I had electricity. When the power went, I was in the middle of writing a story. I had charged my laptop, so was able to continue writing after the power left. Of course, I did the wise thing and started writing in a notebook instead of using up the charge on the laptop. Dunno what it is that makes the words flow easier on paper than when I’m sitting in front of a screen. I don’t write with pen and paper any more though. It feels like doubling up on my work.
So anyway, I got that story finished and typed up the rest of it yesterday. I also got done with another one that I’d edited. Next step is to print out all the stories and do another read through. And so I keep moving on.
Thanks to all of you who responded to my last post. I think I’ve over that – well until the next non-sensical review shows up.Writers are a smart, talented bunch and so we keep on doing what we've been gifted to do despite the naysayers.
I hope all my blogging buddies will stay safe and sound during this hurricane that has now developed into a monster.The Allamanda below have nothing to do with this post, but they are my favourite flowers and a reminder of how nature goes about its business, no matter the circumstances.
What d’you have planned this week?