Yes, school starts tomorrow and I return to my job–tutoring GED students in writing and holding down the fort two-days-a-week in a little jewel-box of a high school library. I love both my roles. And I love regularly switching from one to the other. There’s no chance to get bored. I count myself truly blessed to have work I love, that helps teens learn to communicate effectively, and that connects high school students with books.
So why THE LAST DAY OF FREEDOM? I suppose a better description is “my last day to dance to my own fiddle.” As of tomorrow, I will return to balancing my writing life with set working hours.
Do I return rested? Yes!
Do I return with the satisfaction of a long-term goal accomplished? Yes, I finished revising the final pages of The Swallow’s Spring right up to the words “the end”!
Do I return with wisdom? Yes! (See “Happy New Year!”)
Do I return with a plan? I do. I will:
- write whenever the opportunity opens up for me
- revise during my lunch half-hours (It’s amazing how the bits of time add up)
- blog on the whim
- submit my stories to agents and publishers
- be prepared to participate in my writing groups
- and continue to learn and grow as a writer.
What about you? How are you going to make your writing life real amidst the realities of daily life?