Tonight, I wrote some of Damen (surprise, surprise) and eventually added the second of just two songs that “appear” in the novel. To show the depths to which my new music adoration has grown, the song in mind is the title of my previous post. Of course, I didn’t realize this until I started to write just now, but I find it fascinating what new music does to my psyche and my writing.
Once again this week, I’ll have to rise at the crack of dawn (for me, at least) to complete some work on yet another project for first-job. I’m so exhausted that, where previously I just wanted a vacation, I seriously need a vacation at this point.
I did something rather interesting in terms of goals, however. When I started getting ready for work this morning, I realized I didn’t have time to play the piano, so I told myself that I’d play later in the evening. Well, the evening came and brought extreme exhaustion with it, but I did the miraculous and with the same determination I gathered in February when I was forcing myself to write a little each night, I dragged myself downstairs (though, I was wrapped in my blanket and happily dozing) and sat at the piano to play some scales.
Like yesterday morning, I played with my eyes closed until I could entice my body to wake just enough to play a new song and I even broke out the first song that I learned to play and loved. I played it at least four times and played with my eyes closed for most of the time. I then dragged myself back upstairs and forced myself to write 394 words (the moment he found an Internet connection.).
Despite the fatigue and the pain rippling through my feet, I had a really good day to day…Thank you, Jesus. I really needed to come to this conclusion tonight.