Dear reader, what am I to do?
Be practical? Or follow my passion?
I’ve done some self-discovery
(After all, it’s quite the fashion).
Oh, giving up the day job
Would be a dream come true
To write what I like (and get paid)
Well, that’s what I’d love to do!
Till a big break comes along
Sadly, a hobby this must stay
(I do need the reassurance
Of receiving regular pay!).
But who out there has done it?
Taken a leap, despite the doubt?
Feel free to share your wisdom
Tell me, how’s it working out?
I’ve done little writing of late
But you see, there is a reason
I’ve been re-watching Game of Thrones
Every episode, of every season.
I’m reliving all the scheming
The battles and beheadings
Secret deals, blood magic
And, of course, the weddings.
My re-watch has almost ended
Season Eight will soon be here
It’s sure to bring more drama
I may even shed a tear…
After the final credits have rolled
I’ll surely get back to writing
Although… I have yet to finish
Season Five of Vikings! 🤔
Getting in the “writing zone”
Can sometimes be quite tricky
Social media, texts, emails…
Distractions sure mount quickly!
I must put aside the looming chores
And pretend they don’t exist
Flick over pages on the notepad
To avoid the “To-Do” list…
I need a space that’s perfect
Not too noisy, not too quiet
I need the right amount of light
And some snacks that fit the diet 🍎
Bottomless coffee is a must
(Or wine – yes, I’ll have some!)
If conditions are just right
Then, maybe, the words will come
But… there’s another distraction
Which stops me writing more
A certain little “helper”
Who’s just too cute to ignore 🐶