She is one of the most perceptive children I know. I think part of it is because her neuromuscular disease has often kept her watching children play rather than joining them. As I was driving her and her siblings home earlier this week, five year old Noelle and I had the following conversation:
"Sarah, I'm glad I'm a kid and not an adult."
I'm concentrating on the road, but manage, "Why, Noelle?"
"Because adults move fast."
"What do you mean?"
"They walk fast. They don't see good things on the ground," says the collector of sparkly rocks and spotter of lucky pennies.
So I've been pondering the good things I miss when I concentrate on where I should be- instead of where I am.
Take writing. I've been seeing only how I'm behind, how I've not written as much as I should and how I'm not too pleased with what has been written. But then I started looking at how I now know what I need to do with my MC. I'm pleased if I get 500 words down rather than wish I'd accomplished 1,000. Such things are the sparkly rocks of my writing, but noticing them does make a difference.
How about you? What are some of the small victories you've seen in your writing lately?