28 April 2008

Long Weekend

The weekend was lovely - it's amazing how being completely away from my life somehow allows me to not think about all of the things I'm not doing all the time, a feat which has become all but impossible closer to home.


I even worked on the short story that has been haunting me for the last few weeks. The cottage is a writer's dream - quiet, airy and light, totally isolated and peaceful. It was only after I started that I discovered the flaw in the whole set up. Without the internet to turn to for idle entertainment every fifteen minutes, it was completely impossible to concentrate! And so the following notes were born:
Friday - 4:21 pm
I am so used to working with interruptions that I'm not sure I can work any other way. I have to stop and do something else, but I can't because there's nothing else to do. It's making me tired. I'm not much of a napper, but I'm thinking of taking it up, just for the weekend.

5:06 pm
The lack of distractions is killing me! I need the internet! Also I think I need more practice at just writing. If I had more time to just write, maybe this wouldn't be such an issue. Half an hour and then I'll stop. I can do this. Focus.

5:24 pm
Not even 20 minutes yet.

5:29 pm
Alright, close enough.
There you have it, proof of my terrible addiction to the internet. Sigh. I did actually get quite a bit of writing done, in spite of my inability to focus.


The beach and ocean were beautiful. The cottage is on the bay side, and at low tide there is nothing but sand bars and shallow ocean pools for miles. That and horseshoe crabs getting it on.

9 comments:

Maureen said...

Ah, beautiful scenic photos.... er, except for the crab porn, that is. ;)

Misty said...

it looks amazing!!!! I am so jealous...

Annie said...

Nell,
Your pics make "my" beach look like a beach I've never seen..how'd you do that? I love the two crabs. Never thought of taking a picture of the very long and so clumsy process! Annie

Amy said...

Oh so pretty!

Queen of Shake-Shake said...

See, I told that dude at the aquarium that horseshoe crabs can breath out of water.

Great pictures!

Stepherz said...

Oh, these pictures are amazing! I'm missing the beach so much.

Lauren 02143! said...

beautiful pics!!!

Jen said...

I've often heard that the sounds of sand crab sex are good for insiprng writing.

I love the pictures!

andi said...

What a beautiful post. I always kid myself that I'll be all inspired to write if I go to the beach, but I know I'd be all distracted and want to take pics of crab porn (ha ha, thanks for that Maureen)instead.