It’s getting into late June…
I’m not sure I believe that.
How the hell did it get be to be late June already?!
By the end of this month, I am “supposed” to be at least halfway through the first draft of Silence.
I think I need to dust off some of those old excuses I used way back in college. “I’m sorry, professor, but there was this baby, you see. And a pack of dingos. There were definitely dingos…”
Yeah, my professors never bought it either.
The hard part isn’t inspiration: Yellowstone is not short on that particular commodity. Electricity and good wi-fi? Those are problems, but inspiration is pretty much everywhere.
No, the problem is the right inspiration – and the right environment. For someone who grew very used to writing in the taproom of a brewery, adjusting to “writing on the go” while surrounded by mountains, trees, vicious bears and a supervolcano that is – quite literally – right under my feet is something of a challenge.
I’m essentially at the 35% mark. So much for schedules and planning…
On the other hand, I do now know just what bison smell like up close, so I’ve got that going for me.
The worst part is that I am writing…I’m just not writing what I’m supposed to be. There’s an old maxim in writing that if you put off writing out an idea that comes to you – even in the middle of the night – you are guaranteed to forget it. Well, an idea came to me a week or so ago…in the middle of the night.
You know the refrain by now: I had to write it.
During my work week, I can squeeze in a couple hours of writing each day. What did I do with the two or three writing sessions I actually managed to complete this past week? Yep, you guessed it: I started fleshing out that idea that came to me.
Connor and Oz are mad at me, now. They think I’ve forgotten them…
It really is a good idea, though.
Sorry about the late post this weekend – I actually had the one that went up Saturday night written and ready in plenty of time, but when I tried to upload it on Thursday…well…remember the problems with electricity and wi-fi? Yeah, both hit me. And with 8 trillion people in the park every single day, the one Verizon tower I can reach gets a bit, umm, overloaded.
If I can remember to set my phone to upload overnight, I do promise to do another photo post this week.