Friday, July 10, 2015

Boot straps

I am pulling myself up by the bootstraps... One day at a time.

Tomorrow I'm gorging on writing. Meeting with Skyline at the Parma Library. Good group. Can't wait to get back to be with them. I submitted my reworked first chapter of Nothing But Blue Skies. Only two submissions this month, but that should be fine.

Also, I've got a meeting with Writers Ink at noonish. I am so glad to be able to get back with this group. Like a cool glass of water on a hot summer day. (If we ever have hot summer days again!).

Got a ledger/journal and couldn't find a pen.... but I've got one now and I'm carrying both in my purse. Haven't used it yet, but it's in the workings.

Hoping to connect again with some writer friends whom I haven't seen for awhile.

Life is good - odd, but good.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Cleansing The Soul

Hi friends,

I sent an email to family and friends telling them about some of the struggles I've been having. Got so much positive feedback, I wondered why I had waited so long.

I was moving furniture and stuff with family the other day and found a few 'bags' of paperwork. After the kids left, I pulled out a cd, some iced tea, and my reading glasses. :)

I can't even begin to tell you how appalled I was when I discovered unopened Christmas cards from 2014, wedding invitations, and a truckload of other important paperwork.

It made me realize I have not been functioning quite up to par as of a long time. This could explain my writer's block. I spoke with friends and have decided to stop using the calendar on my cell to keep track of things and get out my old handy-dandy notebook. This won't help if I squirrel away mail, but it should help in keeping track of my life. Not that it's that busy - but I guess it is.

Well, this has also spurred me on to get back to my writing. I feel justified having not written - if that makes any sense. It does to me. :)

I even sent off a draft of the 'new' Chapter 1 of Nothing But Blue Skies to the Skyline writers group. No expectations.

I must have 10,000 notebooks/journals lying around this house somewhere. I'm sure I'll find one to use.


Thanks for all your patience and for those who sent me Christmas cards - I have opened it now.  Bless you!