What I need to remember, and every now and again I DO remember, is that my time AWAY from writing is almost as important as the time spent at the keyboard.
I let the well run dry this summer.
And when the latest revisions arrived, I realized a good part of what was missing was stuff in the well.
That's why I spent a couple of hours with music...why I read a book...(I did get through about 80 pages of revisions, which is a good start anyway)...and it's why last night I sweet-talked the husband into a day trip.
It was nothing hugely important. Just a trip to the coast to see a few things. It dawned clear and crisp and after hanging out the bedding, we jumped in the truck and headed to Peggy's Cove. We took the dog with us too...and had a grand time scrambling over the rocks, offering to take pictures of other tourists, sitting and listening to the waves, and also to the woman playing the accordion and singing at the lighthouse.
We stopped at the Swiss Air Memorial just south of the lighthouse.
We went on to Mahone Bay and ate fish and chips next to a gazebo and watched the ducks bobbing and meandered up the main drag to a pewter shop where we bought a wedding gift for a friend and I got a celtic cross for myself. And to a gift shop where the girls each got a geode.
We went to Lunenburg and wandered the wharf area.
We came home very tired.
It was a lovely day.