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... ;-)


  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!

  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*.

  3. Devon Ellington9:45 AM

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

  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! ;)

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

  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.

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

  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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