Friday, December 3, 2010

Roll with it

Everything comes in waves.

Deaths and births come in threes. Then for years, nothing.

Words flow off the fingers for weeks...then nothing.

It's just the way it goes. I've learned to run with it. Ride the writing tide, so to speak. November was definitely a writing month for me. December's not looking so good. I mean, rain is forecasted for this week so I suppose it could turn around, but I really wanted to finish Immortal, Beloved by Christmas and it's looking more like the end of January.

Around the Miller household we're fighting fevers and chills. It's only expected...we've been healthy most of the year. It was our turn to catch the flu bug after avoiding it so long.

After gaining a few pounds during Thanksgiving week (oh, the food was scrumptious) I'm back in workout mode. I'm four days into P90X. I. Am. So. Sore. Every part of me hurts. I think even the tiny little muscles in my eyelids are trembling from exhaustion. I haven't been on a solid workout program since late spring...let my "fat jeans" tell you, it was high time to get back on the horse.

So whatever is thrown your way this weekend, know that everything comes in waves. Writing flurries fall eventually...but the storm will come again and you'll finish that book in a heartbeat. Sick kids get better, then get sick again the next time they touch some filthy restroom doorknob. The pounds you gained during turkey-time will melt away...albeit with a ton of sweat and tears.

Roll with whatever wave you're on with the knowledge that life is a cycle. Enjoy the downs because it means there are highs right around the corner waiting for your return.

7 comments:

KarenG said...

"everything comes in waves" wow you are so right. I never thought of it like that before! Hope you're all feeling better soon.

Kristin Miller said...

Aww, thanks! We're getting better little by little. My soreness is going away, Tank's fever is coming down, so the bright side is comin' around. :)

Kaitlyn said...

Very true. Just finished up a 15 page paper within a matter of 48 hours (less since I slept and ate during that time period lol), and the paper wasn't half bad. I just need to ride the massive scary finals wave and then it will be smooth waters all December and part of January. Ahhhh, I can feel the bliss coming lol. Good luck getting the muse back from Immortal Beloved! Rain helps me write too =)

Jamie Gibbs (Mithril Wisdom) said...

Good luck riding that next wave when it comes along :) I'm hoping to make December my reading month, and then hit the New Year with some writing :)

Kristin Miller said...

Jamie--A reading month sounds mighty good right about now! I think I may have one of those once I finish my WIP. :)

Kaiti--You're almost there! You can do it! Just think of the relaxing reading/writing/vegging time you're going to have when it's done. I'm on Chapter 2 by the way. ;)

A. J. Larrieu said...

Great post! I used to panic when I found myself in a writing trough: "I'll never be able to write a coherent sentence again!" It's taken me a while to trust that when the words aren't flowing, it *will* get better. Good luck finishing Immortal, Beloved. I know it's going to be great!

Kristin Miller said...

AJ--Thanks for the encouragement. I wish I was as confident about the book as you are. Tying together all these loose ends is proving to be more difficult than I thought.
*Editing. Lots and lots of editing.