Thursday, November 27, 2014

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Quote #43 - Mark Twain

“The difference between the almost right word and the right word is … the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning.” — Mark Twain

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Random #27 - Mom Power

What I drink when I have a cold
or am feeling nauseas
I have a cold.  An icky one.  I lost my voice.  I'm tired and freezing.  That's all fine and nothing I haven't dealt with before.  What is challenging is taking care of my little children while sick, especially when I have no voice.  I'm either whispering sternly or croaking (only during the rare instances when they aren't listening, of course.)  The sounds I am making are not enough.  They lack some of the Mom Power that I usually have.  Time for some more lemon-ginger tea. 

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Last Week... #13 - Slump

Nothing much happened last week for two reasons:

1) My word processing program is not working.  This is a multi-level problem, which I find frustrating and discouraging. It leaves me unmotivated until the problem is solved.

2) I was recently in a bit of reading funk/slump.  I had stuff I was reading, but nothing was grabbing me.  I find my reading and my writing connected. If I'm not energized by what I'm reading, not only does my writing suffer, but so does my sleeping (I've had sleep issues since I was a teen. Reading is part of a good sleep routine I've created).  My blogging also lags because I'm not motivated.  

Is this crazy of me?  If' I'm not engaged with what I'm reading, my output dwindles away?  Maybe I was just in a general funk and everything was awful.

However, I did want to pull myself out of this funk, so I stopped trying to read the stuff that wasn't helping and I picked up Maggie Stiefvater's latest novel, Blue Lily, Lily Blue and I loved it.  I'm also sitting here typing this post, so maybe finding a good book was just the motivation I needed.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Last Week... #12 - Keeping the Flow

Last week I started going back to my writer's group.  The group breaks for the summer, but starts back up in September.  I hadn't been going.  One thing or another always came up.  My hubby encouraged me to go, made sure I was ready to go on time.  It makes me happy, the freeflow writing from prompts.  I enjoy talking to the people there.  I think going helps me keep my creativity flowing, while also letting me take a break from whatever project I'm working on.  

I also queried some more last week.  Still difficult.  Still nervous.

I wonder what next week will bring.