In My Head

Waking up this morning, I wanted to just stay laying in the dark and thinking.  I woke up thinking about all sorts of things – scenes, story lines, plots, characters, motivation.  I also was thinking about other things too.

The last thing I wanted to do was get up and face a day of reality.  However, I had a desk full of work that needed taking care of.  In my head is never a good place to be when I’m trying to get practical things done.  My mind just isn’t on what I’m working on.  It is looking inward, thinking, dreaming, thinking mostly about everything.

Being a responsible adult, I did get up.  I went through my normal morning routine and grumbled about it.  I drove to work – this is normally my transition time.  It’s where I stop thinking and focus on getting ready for work.  Not this morning.  I was completely in my head with my thoughts as I parked the car at work.  Even in the elevator, I was in my head.

The shift to reality was tough this morning.  I felt jarred and disrupted.  The nice thing about my work is my people there understand me.  Now whether by design or just out of habit, I had two co-workers chat with me this morning and this helped me shift my focus from being in my head to being at work.

I was still in my head a lot today but I got through work.  When I finally got some down time, some me time, I worked on editing the third Wayfarer book.  I have it nearly in shape.  I think one more read through once I put in these edits.

Even better than that, I got the first scene written for the fourth book.  I’ll probably shift to working on that for the next few days.  Yes – all of you who are waiting – it is coming.

At the end of my day – the final end, not the end of the work day – I’m exhausted, still in my head, and ready for sleeping.  I’m hoping I can sleep and not have to sit up and start writing the next scene.

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