I’m sitting at my writing desk with the window open next to me. A soft breeze and the sounds of birdsong and children are drifting in. My coffee cup has steam rising from it and the lovely scent of roasted beans fills my head. I love this time of year when I can open the windows and have life complement the stories going on in my head. I have such a small amount of time to enjoy it though. Before I know it I’ll have to shut the windows against the heat while artificial AC fills the room. And only a couple of weeks ago we had snow, so the windows were shut against that as well.
I’ll stop whining now and just enjoy the spring weather I have. I’m filled with optimism. Now that my traveling has ended for the time being and my broken shoulder is mending, my work days have been productive and on schedule. Such a relief! My writing schedule for now is daily from 8 a.m. to Noon. I’m still writing in the afternoons when I feel like it, but I’m leaving that time open as well for daily chores and appointments as well as just time away from the desk. I have to allow myself time to read, walk, or enjoy art or music. Otherwise, my well runs dry and I my imagination gets stuck.
I hope your own springtime is fruitful (at least for those of you in the northern hemisphere).