I sucked back my glass of wine a bit too early tonight and I'm feeling quite light-headed, so I'm going to resort to a 'Ten on Tuesday' meme. Apologies in advance for typos and/ or nonsensical sentence structures. (There's really no excuse, I know...).
Since I've talked before about how difficult I sometimes find the writing journey, I thought I'd give my top ten reasons why I love it.
1. I can make stuff up. I can make anything happen! It took me awhile to cotton on to this -- I had to take tentative steps away from my grasp on reality and towards creativity. I'm still learning but I love it!
2. As pointed out by many in a previous post, I can stay in my PJs all day long! (And wear my fuzzy slippers to my heart's content). It ain't pretty but it sure is comfortable.
3. It's a 30-second commute to my desk. Previous commutes included a killer drive on the M4; an hour-long Tube journey on the crush of the Central Line and the dreaded Northern Line; and a sketchy 6:30 am start to get to the smelly Silverlink Metro and the wilds of Clapham Junction. Now I can avoid sweaty commuter armpits!
4. I'm within striking distance of the fridge, at all times. Enough said.
5. I am my own boss, as I've said before. Love, love, LOVE it!
6. It's OK to stare out the window for hours. It's alright to eavesdrop. It's all good, as long as it helps my writing.
7. I really feel happy staring at the page at the end of the day, re-reading what I've written. Even if it's rubbish (first draft, etc), I feel I've accomplished something.
8. I like hoping that something will happen with my writing. I like that there's potential.
It's infinitely better than being stuck in a dead-end job.
9. I like the routine of my day, getting up in the morning and knowing that I have a full day to create ahead of me.
10. I'm doing what I've always wanted to, even though I've been distracted many times along the way. I've finally got here.