this was a good week: the word bunker

  My hotel hideout.

My hotel hideout.

This past week, I took off of work, and spent my time working on the new book.  I ended up getting about 50 pages written over the past  week (as of this writing) -- my goal is to get to 120 pages written in total by the time I get back to the office on Monday.  The week began by my checking into a hotel for a couple of days, and then spending the rest of the week at home alone during the day, writing as much as possible, transcribing interviews, and shooting when I had the time.

Someone on Instagram called what I was doing going into my "word bunker" -- a hideout where I could just let the words come.  This feels right.  So here's what my week looked like in my word bunker -- whether it was at the hotel or at home.  And while I'm still not as far along as I'd like, it undeniably feels like I've made progress.


(An aside:  tea and shortbread cookies obviously play an integral part of my word bunker experience.  Don't judge.)

I'm going back in.  In the meantime, I hope you've all had a great week, too, and here's wishing all of us a wonderful, peaceful (and productive!) weekend.


Soundtrack:  The Christmas Waltz, as performed by Johnnyswim.  Their Christmas album has been on repeat in my car this week.