Liz Garton Scanlon (liz_scanlon) wrote,
Liz Garton Scanlon
liz_scanlon

First Person

When I woke up early this morning it was cold and rainy.

Seriously, seriously chilly.

And I've been getting just a tad bit tired of 90-degree days so I put the kettle on and didn't give my running shoes another thought. 

Instead I came to my desk and began transforming my latest manuscript from a 3rd-person story into a 1st-person story.

I realized last week that this had to happen but I didn't make the time to tackle it. Probably because I was a little disgruntled. Because I had just finished it. Sigh. 

Couldn't I have realized this rather critical detail a few weeks back? 
Y'know, so this all could've happened in a more orderly and efficient fashion.
Are there people out there who really lead linear lives??? 
Nevermind. Don't tell me. I'd rather not know.

Anyway, I walked my way into it this morning and I was right! This is what it needed!

I'm not done, but I'm so happy. 
And the weather doesn't hurt, either.

Sometimes all you need is a little change of perspective...

 
Subscribe

  • Haiku 5 -- April 5, 2015

    Sometimes on the weekends, I barely slide in under the wire to post my haiku. Not because I don't have time to pause, notice or breathe but…

  • Haiku 4 -- April 4, 2015

    My best birthday present this year is how many of you are joining me in writing a haiku each day! I've been doing this mostly on my own, every…

  • Haiku 3 -- April 3, 2015

    Having already posted one poem today, I think I'll just post my flirty little haiku without comment or further ado. Happy Friday, ya'll....…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 12 comments

  • Haiku 5 -- April 5, 2015

    Sometimes on the weekends, I barely slide in under the wire to post my haiku. Not because I don't have time to pause, notice or breathe but…

  • Haiku 4 -- April 4, 2015

    My best birthday present this year is how many of you are joining me in writing a haiku each day! I've been doing this mostly on my own, every…

  • Haiku 3 -- April 3, 2015

    Having already posted one poem today, I think I'll just post my flirty little haiku without comment or further ado. Happy Friday, ya'll....…