So much to log from day…. Running 3 miles with kids, wife telling me earlier that she wants to as a family thin or get rid of, pull, the weeds in the back yard. Jack and I took the lead, surprised how into it I fell. Wanting to pull everything, work with Jack, compete playfully with him, saying from time to time “JACKPOT”, and he wanting to get a jackpot. Toward the end of our shift clouds move in, rain came, but only lightly and what felt like raise the humidity. Later, before going to store for some quick gets, thunder rumbles that were the most significant I’d heard in a while. I ran back in the house and got both babies, just as Dad would’ve done when I and Katie were little, when there was something to see. Both were exhilarated in a way I’d never seen.
When back, Thunder still playing its tracks for me. And a couple bolts seen. I again ran back in the house to get them, holding Emmie and telling little Kerouac to put on his shoes. Emma distracted by kids from the street riding around the circle didn’t see the flash Jack saw. Today speaks to me, in a new quarantine dialect. Sipping a Little Sumpin’, Lagunitas, and wanting to collect more. This episode in our history, this “pandemic” and the reaction to it. Escalating my value of time, my life… more thunder, write more it tells me. Storm on the page, in life, tomorrow at work working from home in how I prospect, look for new businesses. Build MY business… educating self in my Now and sharing ideas with others.
Letters… will start with one now. Not disclosing name… telling character how it’s been far too long, too much time separating a letter back-and-forth. Of course life happens, but still. I fault myself. I fault me wandering sight and wanting to take on everything I can. In the quarantine, or whatever this is (not much of a quarantine as I went for a run with both babies while they rode their bike, see life differently. When you can normally do you can’t. No wine tasting, no dining out, no seeing friends, or family. Mom telling me that her and Dad want to do a curbside visit. They want to be safe being older I guess, which I want for them as well, and want the kids and me to be safe, I get it. There’s a shift, though. Don’t wan to go over and over the whatever this is in the letter. How are you… What are you targeting? Feel like I don’t know your character as I used to, and even then I should have known it better.
Letters need consist and constitute more of what I do as a writer. One letter every day. And yes, that can count toward the 1000-3000 word aim. Letters…. With the prospective clients as well. Show them that I’ve done research on their company and show, not just tell, or better transport them to my interest in wanting to work with them. ‘Nother baritone throw of thunder…. That means I’ve found something. Cemented conviction.