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Post Vacation Reflections

Things have been quiet since vacation, and I’ve been settling in very nicely. This is good. I need quiet, after how much the beginning of the year has mostly sucked, save for the part where pautucker and I managed to get together. That has been, and continues to be, the best part of my year. I still view it with a kind of childish, unbelievable wonder and awe, which makes me appreciate that we’re together all the more. Bluntly, he makes me really very happy.

It was nice to have a four day week, coming out of vacation and going right into a long weekend. I needed a semi-vacation from my vacation to get back into things. Going to Disney turns out to be just what I needed. My reset button from the odd illnesses, the death of the housemate’s father in our home, losing my job, the possibility of losing our home, has been pushed, and things seem better, and much brighter now than they have been.

Now, there’s still a very good possibility that I’ll be losing my home, but right now that’s the farthest thing from my mind. Rather, I am trying to keep focused on that positive energy and let it keep me going, for however long that ride will last. I’ve been looking at Cuendillar more closely, and been getting my feet wet back on Firan again, after almost a constant three month hiatus from really roleplaying much there. These are both good things.

Largely, however, I’m going to try and focus and channel that energy to continue writing my book. Even if I don’t get it published, it’s something I need to do for myself, to say that I actually did it and got it done. That, and because if I don’t, I think the characters in the story might drive me absolutely batty and bonkers, railing against the doors to be heard. But, if you are an author of fiction, you know how that goes. It’ll be interesting to see what kind of wild ride they take me on, as they are penned on paper. If I haven’t mentioned before, in the 10,000 or so words that I have written, they are already deviating from my plot outline somewhat – which is fine, for now, but I may need to draw them back a bit.

I’ve also offered to help ladytiewaz with her writing, having offered to review it for her, and give her an honest critique. This occurred after we started discussing the various aspects of writing, and how mu characters were badgering me to be heard, and how she wishes she could get back to her stories. We had a nice discussion about how one needs to give themselves permission to just write, about anything, even if it isn’t very good, so it gets down on paper, and she expressed disappointment in past reviews; and given that I’ve been doing nothing but reviewing and critiquing papers all year long for my housemate, Nancy, I offered to aid her in this task. I think it will be a good exercise for the both of us, and who knows… I may even utilize her for the same services once I am in a position to have my own book read, outside of having stephdray looking over the first few pages initially.

Anyway, the point is, right now I’m in a very happy place, mentally and emotionally, and I’m going to ride that for as long as I can – and plot for more happy, fun stuff in the future. At least, I hope it’ll be happy fun stuff!

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snarlingbadger
Jul. 7th, 2008 01:33 pm (UTC)
Awesome update, chica! Huzzah for the reset!
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