Today hasn’t been a horrible day–just a busy one. The kind of day where I hardly had a chance to sit down all day, and even then, it was just a for a quick check of emails and Facebook before the afternoon schedule began.
Not bad. Just busy. Tiring. I’ve had worse–much worse. The problem with my job is that some days it is filled with heartbreak and the delivery of bad news.
But even ‘easy’ days can be stressful when they are busy–when the phone is constantly ringing, and someone is interrupting to ask a question, and you have to write down what you were thinking while you were thinking it before it’s gone for good.
At the end of a 12 hour work day, it’s hard to come home and get any useful writing done. Oh sure, you think about writing all day. You plan and plot and write dialog in your head, confident that the moment you get home, you’ll sit down and lose yourself for hours in the genius that is your work. But the reality of it is that by the time you do get home, eat dinner, deal with the latest OMG crisis, return a phone call to a client, answer twenty or so emails, and walk the dog (who is bouncing off the walls because you’re finally home), the energy and desire to write have usually fizzled.
Then you remember that you got an excellent review by Orion for The Boys of Summer on Jessewave today. And one of those emails sitting in your inbox was to point out to you a delightful review by Gloria for Crying for the Moon on the Paranormal Romance Guild. And the next thing you know, you’re not too tired to write after all. 🙂