Immersed in writing

If you also write, you have probably experienced the following:

You look at the time and think that ok, there’s some time you can use for writing before you have to do X (add your own activity which you have planned on doing – cleaning a cupboard, studying, watching something interesting on TV, going for a walk…).

You sit down, open your computer, find your text and begin. Fifteen minutes, that’s all you have. Thirty max, you decide and start typing.

Then the phone rings and you are scared out of your wits. You look at the time and don’t believe it – three hours have passed.
I love those moments – being so immersed into doing something you love that you forget the time. That’s life at its best. 

 (a picture of my writing mascot who followed me home from the British Museum)

12 thoughts on “Immersed in writing

    1. leenasbooks Post author

      Heehee – isn’t he just? I have a soft spot for rubber ducks as well. And being an Egyptologist, you bet I could not resist him when I saw him there at the British Museum. His name is Ramses.

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      1. Ileandra Young

        I didn’t realise you’re an Egyptologist too! I adore Egypt. πŸ˜€
        Don’t know much about it beyond the research for my novel, but loving what I’ve learned.

      2. leenasbooks Post author

        Yes, one of those childhood passions really… I was always interested in ancient Egypt and as an adult decided to study the subject (at the University of Manchester). And of course the novel I have written has to do with ancient Egypt too πŸ™‚ (Still on the editing stage, so it will be a little while still).

        In my experience there are two kinds of people. “Egyptologist, what is that?” and “Oh I love ancient Egypt!” LOL πŸ˜€

      3. Ileandra Young

        Haha, I get the same when I tell people I’m a LARPer. πŸ˜‰
        I had planned to study archeology, I loved it so much. Ended up with geology instead. Not quite so cool, but now the plan is to get THAT into a book. πŸ˜€

      4. leenasbooks Post author

        Are you planning on writing a non-fiction or fiction book about it? If fiction, being a geologist would be a very good excuse for the ptoragonist to travel around the world πŸ™‚

      5. leenasbooks Post author

        Oh that sounds perfect! If you get it written, let me know, sounds like something interesting to read. (Ahem, there are certain mythological creatures in my story as well..)

    1. leenasbooks Post author

      Indeed – sometimes I envy little children when they can forget themselves into any little detail in the world around them. To be able to look at the world with such concentration and wonder!

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