Sunday, January 11, 2009

Fertile Old Moon

It's full moon today. I'm looking forward to watching the moon rise up above the Rincons. We just got back from a long walk in the desert. Our shadows slow danced with all the other shadows. We saw the signs of wildlife everywhere. Coyote prints. Bobcat. Rabbit. Birds. And I'm pretty sure a mountain lion print. I loved it all. I danced on the trail. Mario and I both completed the first draft of our novels today. He finished his this morning. I finished mine about 3:30 this afternoon. Over the course of thirty hours I wrote 21,000 words. I am very happy.

I am happiest when I am writing. I feel absolutely like myself. I'm usually without fear. I am in terrible and wonderful places, but I know it will all work out one way or the other. This book was amazing. I say that about every book because every book is an amazing experience. When I finished it, I cried. It was hard to leave behind the world I'd been in.

Now we're going to get my manuscript copied so I can read it to Mario. And we'll eat dinner and have a treat, and watch a movie on the computer while we play a game.

I am so grateful.

May You Spin in Beauty!


Julie Butcher said...

Congratulations, enjoy the victory!

Kim Antieau said...

Thanks, Julie!

kerrdelune said...

Sigh, the moon coming up over the Rincons - wish I had been there, Sister Kim. I did watch it come up over the western field in Lanark though - and it was gorgeous.

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