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Busy Solitude
Tuesday, June 12th, 2018

The happiest of all lives is a busy solitude. ~ Voltaire

If that quote is true, then I guess I’m pretty damn happy. Because I’m up to my eyeballs!

Today, I finished working on a 400+ pager by a very talented author. Last week, I wrapped up a 200+ pager from another. Tomorrow, I have to start slamming through a book that I have to load into Amazon by the 22nd. Think I’ll make it?

Lord, I don’t know, but tomorrow, I’m meeting my friend Cynthia D’Alba for a mini, one-day retreat at a favorite coffee house to do nothing but write, write, write. If you know Cyndi, you’re probably laughing at that thought, because she’s a talker, and she brings out the Chatty Cathy in everyone she knows. But I’ll stand firm. Maybe insist on a timer. 45 minutes of words, then 15 of talking. Hope she’s into it. 🙂

So, tell me. What are your strategies for keeping on task? Any words of wisdom for me?

Maybe I need a soundtrack, and it could start with this…

 

4 comments to “Busy Solitude”

  1. Keri
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    · June 12th, 2018 at 6:19 pm · Link

    Whenever I have to get something done I bring my 80’s music mix Gloria Estafen Lionel Ritchie Starship to name a few safe travels u can do anything



  2. Delilah
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    · June 12th, 2018 at 6:26 pm · Link

    Thanks for the encouragement, Keri!!



  3. Elizabeth Andrews
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    · June 12th, 2018 at 7:22 pm · Link

    The timer is actually a great idea. When I go on retreat with a couple of friends (and we’re way overdue!), I wind up as the whip-cracker, making sure words happen before anything fun (we go to the beach for retreat).



  4. ButtonsMom2003
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    · June 12th, 2018 at 9:11 pm · Link

    I’m afraid I’m no help with staying on task. My organization skills seemed to fly right out the window sometime after I retired.

    Cynthia is a sweetie; hubby and I met her at Coastal Magic in February. Say hi to her for us and give her a hug. I hope your mini retreat is a good one.