Freedom

Now that I am not working full time, I have a little more flexibility in my schedule.

Obviously, I’m still getting up early to work out and spending the majority of my day at my desk, but since my only boss at the moment is myself, it’s a little easier to wiggle out of writing for a day.

If I have a good reason, anyway.

Lately, that good reason has been renewing some neglected friendships. Between Covid and work, my writer girls and I have not been getting together as much as we wanted to when we started our little group. We chat almost daily and sprint together and offer encouragement, but actual in-person interaction is rare.

I’ve missed them.

And their stories.

So we finally got some dates on the calendar to meet up and look over our stories, talk about our lives, and get some group writing done.

It was a blast. We missed one of our lovely members, who, unfortunately, couldn’t escape her job to join in, but the rest of us were able to meet up, have lunch at my house, spend a few hours outside in the glorious sunshine, and share a bit about where we are in our writerly journey.

Days like that are healing to my soul, let me tell you.

Being a freelancer also has the added bonus of being able to work where I want, when I want. This particular month, that means working down in Missouri while I help a friend prepare for her wedding, and writing in the car while out road-tripping with my amazing husband.

We’re camping.

I’m gonna tell you all about it, I promise.

When it’s over, and I’m back in my house and can get my head on straight.

Until then, I’ll be working away from wherever I happen to be and enjoying the May sunshine. Yay for spring!

What spring activities are you enjoying this month? Tell me about them in the comments!

5 Comments Add yours

  1. Forgive me, but group writing—does the group work on the same story? however do you manage your creative differences? I cannot imagine it—or do you all always want the story to proceed in the same direction? Or is it—please, how?

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    1. A.R. Geiger says:

      Oh goodness no. 🤣 I cannot imagine trying to get aligned. We are so different. We have a writing prompt and each write our own short story or snippet. There are no rules, it’s just something to get us started. The idea of group writing is to get us together, enjoying each other’s company while we write. It’s a very introverted gathering. 😂 Half the fun is seeing how diverse the pieces are that come out.

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      1. Oh, wonderful. Very wonderful indeed. It is most remarkable because I was of the thought that writers could never habitually coexist in a writing community, writers being very competitive and all. Now, all evidence to the contrary…

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      2. A.R. Geiger says:

        Nope! We are a very close knit community. Of course, you find those people, but they are few and far between. The rest of us love to spend time together!

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  2. [What spring activities are you enjoying this month? ] I am trying haiku, but I am not enjoying it.

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