This week I worked on taxes. Now that’s a left brain task. We all know I’m strongly right-brained. It was NOT fun. However, thanks to my dad, I do have some mathematical skills. Not mad math skills like he has, but I do have enough to get me through business math without a problem. It’s just not FUN.
When I was 5, I got my first book of chess. To this day I can play a very decent game of chess, but I don’t enjoy it. My first book on math came that same year. I think it was called “I Love Numbers” or some similar title. I did not love numbers. Instead of reading that book, I’d curl up on my grandfather’s lap and listen to his stories. He was always good for a few good stories. And I think that’s when my love of story-telling came into being.
So it didn’t surprise me too much as I plowed through my taxes this week that my mind drifted to story ideas. And boy did I come up with a fun new series idea. I’ve had tons of fun this week working on characters and plotting. I’m hoping I can do a rough draft on this one fairly quickly.
Now this doesn’t mean that Becca and the River City Mystery series will be put on the shelf. Not at all. I’m still working on Becca and the gang. But I have new excitement and energy around this latest series idea and I’m going to run with it.
It’s sort of like casting on for knitting. I love bright, shiny new objects – whether it’s a knitting project or writing project.
Do you have a bright, shiny new object in your life this week? I hope so. We need new things in order to keep us interested and to help us grow.