Blogging in a Blackout

blogging in a blackout

“Stop regarding all the unpleasant things as interruptions … the truth is that what we call ‘interruptions’ are precisely our real life — the life God is sending us day by day.”

C.S. Lewis

Hello writing friends. It’s been a while since I’ve blogged and right now I’m sitting at a workstation in a little coffee shop, half a block from my adopted son Jerry’s school. The coffee shop is on the second floor of a busy little shopping mall — and we just had a blackout which lasted for about 5 minutes.

Here I am working on a client project waiting for my adopted son Jerry to finish class for the day.

As you can see from the photos, it was completely black inside the coffee shop, but the staff — without shrieking and grabbing for the flashlight on their iPhones — just kept working. Without stopping for a ‘blackout conference’ to discuss blackout work continuance strategy, they wordlessly switched to washing-up and clearing tables until they could again operate the espresso machine and blenders.

As writers we can learn a lot from these inspiring young people working their coffee shop with the lights out. Just keep writing when things get dark and the mosquitos start biting — the lights will come back on eventually.

Wishing you happy, productive writing days friends.

Mel xx

PS: the intro quote from C.S. Lewis has been paraphrased.