It’s hot and I don’t do so well in the heat. Really. I melt and my brain doesn’t function. I’d rather have the bitter cold of winter (feel free to remind me of this when I’m complaining then). But truly, you can always add layers, but it’s so much harder to cool down. Especially when you live in a converted attic space. So my brain isn’t working and I’m not making much progress on anything, though I very much want to.
June is coming to a close and it’s hasn’t been a great month in my personal life. As always, that puts up a block to my writing, and I find it hard to get lost in the world I’m trying to create. I have managed to break ground on a new story and gets some words on the page. I am second guessing everything about this story, which usually doesn’t happen till about 3/4 the way through with the writing process. I’ve had a lot of false starts lately, so I want to push through. But I’m also straddling the fence about if that’s what I should be doing. Is it a temporary block or is the story not one meant to be written? It’s probably just a temporary thing, and I’m probably using excuses for things that are other in order to explain things. Which is very easy for me to do. Yes, I’ve felt unmotivated. And there have actually been things, in life and in the community, that makes me second guess and take stock. But really, this story has potential, if I can just get it going.
Last year, on July 4th weekend, I sequestered and managed a fair bit of writing. Perhaps history will repeat itself….
In the meantime, at the end of the week, I’m thrilled that the Something books will be back on the shelves. Yay! Just a reminder that if you’ve already got them, content is unchanged, there have only been a few tweaks and edits to word choices, and there’s no reason to buy them again. But if you’ve yet to get them, you can follow the buy links below and pick them up. They are up for preorder now, and will be available on July 1st.
Happy reading! And stay cool!
Something Like Hope Amazon/ARe
Something Like Trust Amazon/ARe
2 thoughts on “The Heat Is On”
Though nothing can bring back the hour
Of splendor in the grass, of glory in the flower;
We will grieve not, rather find
Strength in what remains behind;
In the primal sympathy
Which having been must ever be;
In the soothing thoughts that spring
Out of human suffering;
In the faith that looks through death,
In years that bring the philosophic mind.
Hang in there. I don’t know why I felt like quoting Wordsworth, I just did!
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Thanks! I will
With Wordsworth’s gorgeous words to strengthen me.