Hope everyone enjoyed the holidays! I don't know about you, but for me, today means getting back to business and work. My real job anyway. The holidays are always too short but then again there's always been something about getting back to a normal routine that I love. And so back to the daily grind I go...
This holiday I managed to get three whole days off in a row (huge for busy season and there were many hours put in to attain said goal)! I've noticed that time away from my desk and numbers always seems to allow me more brainstorming/creative time for my writing. While I didn't actually sit at my home computer writing away or even doodling, somehow, magically I felt inspired and now I have the problem of figuring out which new story line I would like to start on first after the new year. The characters are all fighting it out in my head as I type...they're actually quite loud really...the holidays must have stirred them up.
I find it odd that these things come to me at random moments and times. In the shower. Listening to a song on the radio. Reading another book. Daydreaming. There's no way to tell how or when this will happen and it surpises me each and every time. Part of the fun of writing I suppose and much better than staring at a blank page, which unfortunately, also happens frequently.
Recently the song "Meet me on the Equinox" by Death Cab for Cutie from the New Moon soundtrack has been very inspirational to me. My sister bought me this soundtrack for Christmas and so I have her to thank for this one. I don't know what it is about the song - something about the mood that I feel really fit the book just seems right. I played it on repeat this morning on my way to work as I brainstormed my new story in my head. And no, it has nothing to do with vampires at all...but it does involve young teenage love and so my brain seems to work best when in that mood. I listened to it six times. Thank goodness I ride alone because I'm not sure others would have the patience for it.
So - how was everyone else's holiday? I hope you each had time to spend with family and friends and found whatever it is that keeps you going. For me - it was a time to remember all the wonderful things and people I have around me and to really think about what I want and need out of life. Let the new year's resolutions begin!