I had a good week this week. Despite many interruptions and diversions, I still wrote my self-imposed quota of words, worked out several plot dilemmas and found that two story strands unexpectedly linked together. And I think I have a title for the third Dragonkeeper book. (Not quite ready to tell anybody what it is yet.) All very satisfying.
I give credit for this creative week to my new Ugg boots. I have resisted slippers for a long time. I don’t think I’ve had a pair since I was 9. They seemed to me to be the epitome of old age. And I was trying to pretend I wasn’t getting old. So I have sat at the computer all winter (and it’s been a long one this year in Melbourne) with icy feet. I tried bedsocks, two pairs of socks, a rug wrapped around my feet. I even tried to train the dog to lie under my desk as a foot warmer. Nothing worked.
On Tuesday afternoon I couldn’t stand it any longer. I rang my sister-in-law, found out where she bought hers and drove round there immediately. My feet have been toasty warm ever since. And I’m sure it has increased my creative output. As a bonus I can congratulate myself on helping the economy by buying Australian.