Sunday, August 26, 2007

Mountains


It is time for a sabbatical. I have chosen the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, since it has been so inspiring to other writers. I will set up camp in the thin, icy air surrounded by open blue skies. I will be alone. I will wait to be inspired. I will work on finishing my novel, and so I will bring a sacrificial alter to kill my darlings.

Speaking of darlings..ahem...

I, of course, cannot afford to take this trip anywhere but in my mind. I will be away for awhile, though. Mostly because my "free time" has suddenly been cut in half with the dissolution of nap #2. That's right, the day has come...the boys have decided and it is so. I have under two hours a day to get in all the
"can only do when children are sleeping" things like showering and writing.

Also, there are major life changes on the horizon. The opportunity to move back to Florida has come up and it is both a dream and a nightmare, as life changes often are...that yin/yang ebb and flow ever present, inescapable.

So, please bear with me as I wiggle and squirm in my new boundaries, and try to find space for writing within ever-closing walls. Focus is what I am hoping to find.

Unless we take the challenge of packing up and relocating camp.

Then, I will find myself happily and frantically moving mountains.

7 comments:

Christian said...

Me and David Bowie (Ch-ch-changes) will be thinking of you. Have fun on the mountaintop!

bella said...

For me it is the beach, the ocean, but I'm 100% with you in needing the space and quiet and clarity AND getting such a precious getaway only within the confines of my own mind. As I retreat I'll be thinking of you on your own "travels".
Good luck with the moving to one nap and still writing and the much coveted focus.

Karen said...

This little loss of time is the sign of so much more time to come. You are the mountain, and no one is chasing you . . . oh to practice what I preach!

B.E. Sanderson said...

:hugs: Enjoy your mountain whenever you can, if only in your mind. And like Karen said, this loss is a sign of the coming years of time ahead. Hang in there.

Shawn said...

I'm so behind ... sorry. I wish you well. I'm right here with you, in the trenches, figuring out which way is west, which way is east as time slips away into the unknown. I'm speaking, of course, of one-nap days. : )

Christian said...

Aren't you back from your mountaintop yet? Someone's missing you!

Karen said...

When you get ready to jump back down, I'll be here to catch.