Recovery Stations

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I had a small operation last week and as a result I have been off work for a few days. I am very much on the mend now and have felt privileged to have had some extra time for writing. I have to say I didn’t really feel like it for the first couple of days and was very happy being lovingly looked after by my husband.

But as I am on the mend I was very keen to have a productive day and I am happy to report that it has been, in the last two days I’ve written 6000 words 4000 of those today. Today is also the first day that I felt like putting any make up and while I don’t believe it’s necessary to wear make up every day this morning it felt like a win that I could be bothered to and wanted to apply it.

I wrote in bed for the first hour of the day after the afore mentioned husband left for work I’ve noticed that if I get an early start then it usually leads to a more productive day. At 10 am I got up and got ready for the day and moved to the sofa.

When I’ve been taking breaks today I’ve been really enjoying watching some YouTube videos from Will Dean and if you haven’t already checked out his channel I strongly recommend you do. My husband also sent me a post from instagram about a very lovely luxury caravan which added fuel to fire of me wanting to run away from the standard 9-5 life that we have at the moment. This isn’t a spur of the moment thing, we’ve actually talked about selling up and going travelling lots of times. I don’t know if we ever will take the plunge but sometimes it’s nice to at least daydream about it.

I’ve also been listening to some podcasts, my daughter got me into these last year and now I’m worried that I’m madly addicted. Last night I started reading Three Little Lies by Laura Marshall and so far Im loving that. I tend to read a book and listen to a different book on audible at the same time. So whilst I was loading my dishwasher and preparing my lunch I was listening to Dark Pines by Will Dean. The quality of the writing in both these books is fab and sometimes I can feel a bit over whelmed by that and have that moment of self doubt where I think I’ll never be good enough but today I found it more encouraging than anything else.

Poached egg on toast for lunch of course, on my days off where I’m home alone it’s always poached egg for lunch. I would probably survive off of just this if I was left to my own devices.

The afternoon and early evening have been all about the word count, I’d given myself a goal of 6000 over the two days and I saved the document having completed 6006 definitely a win this week and keeping up with my goals.

I hope everyone's day has been as fruitful as mine and if you fancy telling me about how your writing day has looked or even your thoughts on poached eggs feel free to leave a comment.