I decided to track down the last time I wasn’t feeling like I was slowly sinking in a sticky mess of overwhelmed craziness. It’s been over six months. HALF A YEAR! Since mid-July of 2016, it’s been illness and injury and mishap around every turn.
That leads me to my insecurity. It’s been half a year with little to no progress toward my personal goals. And honestly, I’m not sure that’s going to change, because every time I put forth effort towards accomplishing what I want to do, something else steps in to swat down my attempts.
I could regal you with my tales of woe, but really, I’ve moved beyond frustration to simple resignation. Things probably won’t let up. There’s nothing I can do to avoid it. I can’t keep the snow from falling, I can’t keep the kids from catching colds and other stuff at school, and I can’t keep my husband from getting injured.
If you’ve read Oh, The Places You’ll Go! by Dr. Seuss, I’m stuck in that most useless spot called The Waiting Place. I’m just trying to figure out how to escape.
Optional IWSG Question: How has being a writer changed your experience as a reader? I now notice the use of past progressive verbs. It drove me nuts when I was attempting to read The Passage, so much so that I didn’t finish the book. That might be a personal problem though.
On another note, C.G. Coppola tagged me in a thing called First Day, First Paragraph.
- Publish your own post on the first day of the next month (March).
- Use the graphic above
- Thank and link back to the person who tagged you. (Thanks, C.G. Coppola!)
- Explain the rules, like I’m doing now.
- Post the first paragraph of a story you’ve written, are writing, or plan to write someday.
- Ask your readers for feedback.
- Finally, tag someone to do the post next month and comment on one of their posts to let them know the good news.
I’m going to tag ChemistKen at My Hogwarts Sabbatical. I’ve been interested in reading his stuff for a while now. This gives me another thing to prod him with. 🙂
Here is a segment from Murder Most Fowl, which is still a WIP. I tend to lean toward super short paragraphs when writing the Cera Chronicles, so you get a bit more than just the first.
At times, alternate worlds could be seriously foul. Or was that fowl?
A winged shadow made another pass over my head. He’d been circling me since the town before last. Not that I minded the occasional bit of shade. But his unnerving screech raised the hair on my arms.
He swept low, giving me a glimpse of razor-sharp beak and glistening gold feathers. A disconcertingly intense gaze met and held mine as he cut across my path.
Normally I liked attention. But I could’ve sworn this creeper was waiting for me to keel over and die.
Hopefully you enjoyed the snippet. If not, please let me know what bugged you. 🙂 Thank you for tagging me, C.G. Coppola. If you don’t know her or haven’t checked out her writing, you definitely should. I super enjoy her work.
How is life treating you? Read anything good lately?