Write Like the Power Is Out

We had another windstorm yesterday, and the electricity went out. In the silence of my living room, with my laptop on my lap, battery at 90%, I realized what a great opportunity it was to get some writing done.

I couldn’t look up the phone numbers of those people I needed to call. I couldn’t go grocery shopping. I couldn’t get distracted by surfing the net. I couldn’t even cook food (well, not without setting up the propane stove anyway).

But I could write until my battery ran down.

It turned out the power came back on after about two hours. I love electricity as much as the next gal, but I was a little disappointed.

I need to find ways to disconnect–to find that silence. It’s not often that the weather forces me to drop my to-do list, social media, and household work.

I need to write like the power is out.

Happy Yarning.