Writing on Top of the Microwave

A 3000 kilometres-wide snowstorm is something a lot of people don’t see everyday. From here, in the province of Quebec, Canada to the state of Texas in the US, strong and cold cold winds carries bundles of snow.

I’m sending blankets of warmth and soft, spring winds to everybody, especially those not equipped to face wintery conditions. In spirit, I’m with you. Please, be safe when it’s time to get warm.

When I was a kid, I would eagerly listen to the radio, wishing my school will close and I would get to stay home and read all day.

I’ve decided that now that I’m a grown-up, when there’s a snowstorm (big or small), it’s a read-all-day – day !!!

Today was such a snowstorm day, and I did at one point found myself writing on top of the microwave yesterday.

Was it productive?

Hanging On Words

The idea that every breath we take has to be somehow dedicated to doing something or to be productive has been bogging me for a while.

I’m a fan of looking out the window and simply try to enjoy every little insignificant details I can spot.

Nevertheless, since I have a crazy goal to regain my sanity by finishing the YA paranormal second draft, being productive at all given time has turned into an obsession.

I started to wake up at 3:30 am to revise or re-write until it’s time to get ultra-fast ready for the day. I started to write as late as I could in the evening.

During the daycare hours, since I’m day job-less these days, I would still work on the second draft. I will stop when it’s finished, that’s it, that’s all.

However, on the big snowstorm day, we kept kiddo at home. My writing plans were greatly disrupted, but I choose to make the best of it and find a way to write here and there while taking care of my child.

The challenge: Kiddo loves the computer !

Always trying to see what’s on the screen, or trying to also write a story. Impossible therefore to create a little writing nest of the kitchen table. And, you may already know this dear fellow writers, kitchen counters are NOT good writing spots.

I was left with one option: the top of the microwave. Far yet close from the play area, sort of almost comfortable and safe from the reach of the youngster.

Drumrolls: it was so not productive, but it was really fun !

Whenever I was able to write a few words, it felt like I successfully stole a cookie from the jar right before supper.

Deep down, putting the laptop on top of the microwave help keep the writing beat – well – beating!

Thanks again, dear fellow writers, to have taken the time to read this. May all the good words flow your way!

Auteur : Marie Alice

Writing away and reading books. Joy! Écrire à tout vent et lire des romans. Joie!

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