And so I do what most writers do. I write in my head. Often when I'm walking to school to pick up my kids, I'm working out dialogue in my head. When I'm driving to piano lessons, I'm thinking about plot lines. When I'm on a run, I could be thinking about anything from what music best fits the scene I'm writing to how to balance my characters competing needs and demands.
Is that being in the present moment? Honestly, I'm not sure.
Maybe thinking about what I'm writing is my way of being in the present moment. Here's what I'm thinking about writing right now:
1. I'm stalling on the finishing of the Losing Beauty screenplay, even though I know I just need to push through and get the first draft done.
2. The first draft of Losing Hope is finished. Hooray!! Now it just needs massive edits which I will start after the holidays.
|This was the closest thing I could find to what I'm visualizing for the Losing Hope cover.|
3. I have a name for the third and final book in the Persephone Campbell series. I'm not certain I'll stick with it though, so I don't want to publish it yet.
4. I am dying (simply dying) to start my newest project. It's going to be the best thing I've ever written! A sure fire, award-winning success (which is how I feel about all my newest babies)!! I'm cheating on all my other projects by writing a little bit on it whenever I get the chance, but it's still not enough.And my present moment realization for the day is this: I'm lucky to get to do something every day that feels like falling in love all over again. It doesn't get much more present moment than that.