On Retirement

I’ve recently retired.

A nice feeling.

After 31 years of toiling away, I have no more excuses.

 That next novel won’t write itself.

The insidious cycle of planning, note-taking, brainstorming (i.e. procrastinating); ends.

And the writing begins.

In anticipation, I’ve re-vamped my writing space; added a new Dell monitor I didn’t need, a wireless keyboard, laser mouse.

I re-read Stephen Kings’ On Writing for a kick in the inspirational pants.

Decided on a main character and a premise.

And that’s it.

A ‘pantsing’ I will go.

No excuses.

But wait.

There is Christmas on the horizon.

peanuts christmas



Come January, I’m all in.

Wish me luck.

33 thoughts on “On Retirement

  1. Congratulations, welcome to the Club, and brace yourself for the realization that once you have time to do anything you want, you will discover a lot of things you suddenly want to do (that don’t necessarily involve writing)… 😉

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