Monday, June 04, 2007

The Satisfaction of Productivity


Taking the day off on Friday proved to be an excellent decision. Not only did it allow me to get a lot of housework done, relax, and even go shopping, but that freed up my weekend hours for writing.


And write I did. I edited the novel, wrote an essay for an anthology, and finished editing my short story. Sent out the short story to a few magazines yesterday, and I'm anxious to see what happens.


I love it when I write all day. It gives me a sense of happiness that I can't find anywhere else. I wish I had more days like that.
Three more days left of school for the kiddos, then I can quit getting up so early to take them to school for three months. Ah, bliss. Since we have the in-home babysitter, it will be wonderful to just get myself ready for work in the morning and let them sleep in. Wow, I miss those carefree days...I used to love summer vacation.
But not having to worry about getting them ready for bed in the evenings will also free up a bit more time for me. Now if I can only figure a way to get rid of the pesky day job for awhile and still make money... ;-)




8 comments:

  1. Sounds like a very productive weekend! And I'm with you - I miss the days when you were a kid and summer vacation meant nothing but fun in the sun!

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  2. Good for you, Melissa :) Talk about satisfaction.

    And yeah, I too long for those days, lounging by the community pool and oggling the lifeguards *g*.

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  3. Devon Ellington9:45 AM

    Could you telecommute two days a week? That would help.

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  4. Ah...a whole day of writing sounds glorious. Exhausting, but glorious.

    I too miss summer vacation. This summer (tomorrow) marks the first day of school for my oldest. Summer camp for 6 weeks. We'll see how it goes.

    Enjoy the extra sleep! ;)

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  5. A whole day of writing! And you didn't waste it by doing housework. Kudos, Melissa. I bet it was fun and satisfying.

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  6. Now if I can only figure a way to get rid of the pesky day job for awhile and still make money... ;-)

    When you figure that out, let me know. LOL

    Good for you on the day of writing, that is pure bliss.

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  7. Awesome, Melissa! That's great that you could write on YOUR projects for an entire day.

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  8. Ah summer vacation. Miss those days when I could sleep in. No such thing with the two little ones in my house right now.

    Glad to hear you had a productive weekend. ;)

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