I asked a therapy client if she had anything in mind she wanted to talk about for our session. She said, “I got nothin’.”
It’s Friday, and I’m trying to keep to a blog posting schedule of something new every Friday. But today I’m two days away from sending my first novel to a contest. All I can think about is my revision—what I have to do yet to get it as good as I can—the culmination of over a year of very hard work.
I haven’t thought about ironing, weeding, cleaning house, or much of anything in the last several weeks. I have managed to get a few loads of laundry done, cooked now and then, and remembered to feed the dog. My poor husband has really picked up the slack I’ve dropped. Fortunately, he thinks doctored frozen pizza is a real meal.
Writing a novel has been an incredible process. When I finished the last round of revision, it was hard to close the binder and be done. I already missed the people. I missed my blue editing pencil—how weird is that!
Since I got nothin’, here’s a link to a clip worth watching: “J.I. Packer’s Advice to Aspiring Christian Writers”.
Maybe next Friday I won’t be such a single-minded, blithering idiot, and I’ll be back in the real world—and I’ll have somethin’.