Friday, December 10, 2010

First Draft Euphoria...

The holidays are getting closer and instead of knitting or getting presents or sending Xmas cards, all I feel like doing is writing. I walk through the aisles of Target trying to solve plot problems and totally forget what I am supposed to be buying. If it weren't for the Amazon app on my phone, I would have nothing to show for myself in terms of gifts. (Well, that and commissioning my sister-in-law to create homemade gifts for a few close friends---not made in my home, mind you, but at least made in a home).

Part of this comes from the fact that I have a story in my head that wants to be written. Bij asks me every day how many words I wrote and if it is less than 1,000, he is incredibly disappointed. He isn't the only one.

I love the newness of a first draft. It is so full of possibility, like waking up on a Saturday morning to fresh snow and a day ahead of you with nothing to do but play. It is like going to the bookstore with a $100 gift card. During a first draft, I am the best writer in the world. It is a feeling that can't be beat.

I have no idea where this journey of writing will lead me but today, I am in love with it. I can't imagine being any happier in what I am doing than right at this moment.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Christa, I agree that it's exhilerating to do something you love to do, especially a creative activity. You go girl.