Some surprises are good, such as finding a new top-three favorite book of the year this past weekend: The Librarian of Boone’s Hollow by Kim Vogel Sawyer. (Be on the lookout next week for my review of this book.)
Other surprises are not so good, such as having to ship my laptop in to get fixed because a hinge broke only ten months after I bought the thing (and I’m always gentle and respectful of my electronic devices).
One good thing about the negative surprise was that I was not on an editing or writing deadline at the time. Whew! That would have definitely have been a problem.
Another good thing about this is that I can take some time, while without a computer, to relook at my schedule and figure out what windows of time will work best for set-aside writing times for me during this season of life. I’m always experimenting with my schedule, because life shifts things around so often in one way or another.
While I’m awaiting the return of my laptop, I’ll be pulling out a story to edit on paper. I had started editing it early this year, but I set it aside when two or three other stories leaped to the forefront of my mind to be first-drafted. It will be fun getting back to the young adult story that features skateboarders with funky nicknames, familial miscommunication, and a weighty bout of grief.
What has surprised you lately (good or bad)?
What silver linings are you finding in the midst of it?