Some Days, This Work Is Just Plain Cool
I had one of those rare days yesterday where I'm really deep into the story, lighting like a butterfly on various tweaks here and there, making solid forward progress with a respectable number of pages. The focus was all there, but near day's end, when I took a moment to come up for air, I had one of those moments of awareness that this *is* happiness for me.
Of course, someone else put it more eloquently:
"Nothing contributes so much to tranquilizing the mind as a steady purpose - a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye."
- Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
I hope today you'll let reviews, rejection, and reality fall by the wayside and take a moment to simply be happy in the work.