In terms of the writing side of my life, the past month has been disappointing. Since finishing my first draft in March, I haven’t had time to roll up my sleeves and get a big chunk of editing done. I’ve been tied up with other editing projects that don’t seem to end, work, and other assorted distractions. You know how it is.
But it’s not always the glamorous achievements that make being a writer feel worthwhile. I can’t finish a draft, or complete a manuscript edit, or reveal a new cover every day. Sometimes it’s the little things that make writers smile.
Little things like…
Coffee early in the morning
The smell of paper
Days of good handwriting
New pens and pencils
Finding a new tea flavor
Working under an open window
An organized desk
Fun bits of research
Words like disgruntled or plump
Five minutes of daydreaming
The tap-tap of the keyboard
Sticky notes and bookmarks and index cards
Quotations you don’t understand but share anyways
Funny snippets of dialogue
Knowing you can do it all again tomorrow
What are the little things about being a writer that you enjoy the most?