I had a bit of a meltdown this weekend. It’s no one’s fault, just a lot of little things and a lot building up over weeks and months. I’m so very lucky to be surrounded by people who care and try to suggest solutions. They don’t deserve my grumpiness. It’s just becoming clear to me that many things need to change. All those things are in one spot. Me.
It’s been hectic lately. Time just slips away.
Today’s a bit different and I’m taking the opportunity to make the most of it.
I blew by 12K last night, hitting my 2000 word target for the day. I’m back on track.
I’ve been thinking a lot about my health this month and how it affects my writing.
You really do have to take care of yourself…
It’s been 19 days since I posted about my preparations. Turns out I don’t follow instructions (even my own) too well. I’ve been all over the place mentally, emotionally and physically. Thinking, taking notes and not really getting much done. I had (still do) high hopes this November would kickstart my writing, but I wasn’t feeling it.
As always, a conversation with my SO pointed out what I wasn’t seeing.
“There’s not much I can do” = There’s SOMETHING I can do.
I wanted to put up a couple of posts here that really resonated today.
On the subject of your discouragement
Which lead to the second:
Now I’m not discouraged. I haven’t been writing because, well, reasons (life, struggles, headspace, nothing I wish to go into right now.) but I wanted to keep and share these.
I haven’t been updating the blog in the last year or so.
Work has been chaotic to say the least. It’s an excuse, not a reason. I’ve ranted about that and other things in real life almost constantly, there’s no need to rehash that here. It’s not relevant or important anymore.
I will try to pick things back up again here.
Things are getting better, slowly. Summer’s coming and there’s meat to grill or smoke, there’s fun to be had. Some of this stress is lifting and it’s time for me to dust things off and get writing again.
I’m going to be posting more, continuing The Expensive Universal Instrument, talking about other projects and maybe even posting some reviews here and there. I enjoy posting, I enjoy writing…this can only be something good.
I’ve been working on a lot of things lately. I’ve been re-evaluating a whole lot of stuff in my life. There’s been some trouble, some drama with some good stuff thrown into the mix.
Writing, of course, is always at the forefront of these things. It ranks right under family and work under priorities.
I don’t want to talk about the drama and such. That’s not what this blog’s about. Safe to say, it’s done, dealt with and things are improving.
What I want to talk is about writing. Specifically my writing routine.
I’m very proud to announce that I’ve written every single day for 40 consecutive days.
It’s showing no signs of stopping either.
I died for a while. Not physically, but a very stressful situation just shut me down completely.
I’m better now, I think, and I’m writing.
Ain’t she a beaut?
It’s been a long while since I’ve wanted to upgrade to a laptop and I took the leap this month.
As much as I will admit to myself that it is as much of a toy as anything else, it has done wonderful things for my word count.
This tool is a solution to my particular writing issues of the moment.
(And it runs Skyrim like a champ! Uh-oh! Shhhh!)
It is thus far a wonderful solution. Read on.