Thursday, November 27, 2014

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Good start to the week

I've been having a great couple of days. My rewriting is going along nicely. I'm not feeling stressed at this point, which is great. Yay!

My brother asked me to limit my refined sugar intake, as it may relieve my depression symptoms and it really is helping. It's just so hard to stop drinking soda and sugary drinks when you're addicted to it. Yes, I'm guilty. And I really have a sweet tooth. The torture! I've even started half-hour walks to help my mood. I hate the exercise when I'm doing it, but when I feel better the next morning I'm grateful. Plus, I really need to lose weight anyway, so...yeah.

Hope your week started off great. Let me know.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Fast Forward

This morning I woke up feeling that all was wrong with the world and one of the dogs added to my crappy mood by having an accident in the house, while the other was barking at me rather heatedly. I cleaned the mess and took the dogs out again, but wanted to climb back into bed, pull the covers over my head and wait for Tuesday to roll along. Alas, I didn’t. Instead I stayed on the couch the rest of the day sulking, only getting up to help cook dinner.

After dinner my mood miraculously picked up and I set off for edits. I didn’t get as much done as I hoped, but managed to edit 10 pages. I think that’s good progress for one of my bad days. Also, I noticed that after editing a few pages I felt tired. I guess I’m mentally unfit. I haven’t written in a long time and jumping back unto the creative wagon takes practice. Hopefully I can do a little more tomorrow.

Mom wants to go back to the bookshop tomorrow. Hopefully I can accompany her without spending any more money. I should really be putting every penny towards my editing fund.


How are you doing? How has your Monday been?

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

I love bookstores

Yesterday mom and I went down to our local used books store and there was something really comforting about walking down rows and rows of books. Seeing all the names of authors and searching for one or two books to purchase and escape into...It was great.

I completed a few pages of rewrites yesterday and I really hope I can do a few more today. Though I woke up feeling like I want to go back to bed and pray that tomorrow is a better day. Depression is affecting my writing life and I hate it. But oh well.

What are you up to today?

Monday, November 10, 2014

Stop hiding and face your rewrites

The time has finally come for me to take a big girl pill and stop hiding from my manuscript. Today I woke up feeling good and wanting to start on my rewrites and that is what I did. I full page worth. The last time I took it page by page and it was a lot less stressful and daunting. I don't handle stress well, so anything to make my life easier, the better.

My brother and I have been working around the clock on his research, but I will make time for my rewrites. History is full of writers who worked hard and had a busy life, but who still made time to write. So, no more excuses. I can do it and have to do it. I hate leaving projects incomplete.

The past few weeks my depression was really kicking my butt. I didn't feel like doing anything and the crazy heat didn't help matters much, but now I'm ready to work on my novel The Amaranthine again. So depression better watch out.

I hope all of you doing NaNoWriMo is fairing well. Wishing you the best.

For those not doing NaNo, what are you up to?

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Trust (IWSG)


I don’t know about you, but for me trust is important when conversing about my writing. I want to know and feel like I can share my secret life with someone who’s trustworthy and who wouldn't laugh or disperse info about my projects. Finding such a person or several persons is very rare. But they are out there, even for an introverted homebody like me. For me, it’s all about my gut. It lets me know who's trustworthy and who isn't.

More importantly, trusting yourself is even harder. I second guess my choices all the time and rarely trust my own judgment, even if my gut tells me I’m on the right track. But, I’m working on it.

Do you trust easily? Do you trust yourself? Do you share your writer experiences with anyone? 

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