I thought of this song by Linkin Park all weekend. I was itchy all over. I wasn't having an allergic reaction. I was suffering withdrawl.
I haven't written since Wednesday. My characters have been calling to me. They want me back in that forest. With them. Rewriting.
Also, my trip out of town meant the Crit Group isn't meeting until this evening. Another thing I missed! Saturday night didn't feel the same without my girls.
I teach today. Luckily, I have two breaks that will allow me time to find a quiet place to break out some paper and write, write, write. I get some of my best writing done on the hallway floors, in the crowded lunchrooms. I look forward to doing the same tomorrow.
And tomorrow night - Crit Group on Skype! So it's the best of both worlds on Monday. Two things to look forward to.
I had a blast this weekend, but it's good to be home!
What about you - do you miss it when you can't write? Do you start to squirm or itch? How do you feel?
I apologize for not getting to blogs this weekend! We were busy in the casinos and on trails! I promise to catch up today and tomorrow!
I am an Humane Education teacher & writer living in Burbank, California. I left television production almost a decade ago to pursue my passion - animals. Along the way, I snagged myself a super handsome, extremely patient and very supportive husband. We rescued three cats - Ol' One Eye Pip, Eowyn the Snow Leopard and Wednesday the Butt. We also ended up with an American Staffordshire Terrier pup, Lily. I co-founded my own non-profit (Paws and Learn Humane Education Center) and spend three days a week in the schools educating kids about kindess to animals, dog bite prevention, city wildlife, pet overpopulation and responsible pet ownership. I love my job, but I also love to write. I spend my spare time writing and daydreaming. I love the outdoors and enjoy hikes with my hubby, friends and our dogs! Life is what we make of it and I am making the most of mine.