I admit, I love my day job. I love the bustle, I love how I get to work on some really cool projects with a great team. The one down side is when my anal-retentiveness flares up and I work long hours, leaving me too exhausted and stressed to write.
I’ve started working on the Grande Synopsis for the whole trilogy, so my goal is just to finish that before I leave for a two-week work trip to the other side of the planet (really!). I’m eager for this trip – heading to Australia, a place I’ve always wanted to go, and a chance to get a glass of wine with an old friend … we were 7th grade pen pals – but at the same time I’m apprehensive knowing that I have to leave my characters and story here so I can focus on my work.
I pray that the story will be here waiting for me when I get back. And, I look forward to my stress level ooching down a few notches so I can enter the fictive dream and not worry about what work is not being done. So, dear blogger friends, forgive me for my absence over the next few weeks. I haven’t abandoned you. I’ve just had to interrupt my fiction life for my real one.
How do you guys deal with life interruptions without losing grasp of your story?