Today is my day to blog. And I have nothing prepared so I'm not sure what to say. The last few weeks have been a roller coaster for me. It's been hard to focus on anything outside of my family and friends.
But I have a writing career, or I hope I'm building one anyway. This is my day job. And everyone knows you can't stay home from work if your baby is sick, etc. I work/write from home. What is my excuse not to write? I don't have one.
I wrote about this last week in my post Writing through Lives Crisis's today is more or less a continuance. I read through my post when I finished last week, and thought hey this is all good advice. So why didn't I follow my own advice? Things should be on a better road or path to a normal life, right? Wrong, because yet again I received more bad news on Monday about a very dear friend. Someone I've known almost my entire life, and no I'm not telling you how long because then you'd know how decrepit I am! Any of you have one of those friends that when you think back in life, back to your school days. Memorable times. There's usually one person who was there with you. This is my friend. If I were in trouble, I was usually in cahoots with her.
Anyway it doesn't matter what news, it still threw me for a loop and here I am rolling through another of life punches.
With a day job, you can shuck all your worries and your problems as you walk out the door, jump in the car and lose yourself at your desk or whatever you do. I'm not saying it's not in the back of your mind, but it's easier to cope in different surroundings.
My job is at home. All the reminders of my life sit on my desk. Like the obit of my dad, it's laying right in front of me, why? I don't know why I haven't put it away. But it's just an example I need to learn to focus and block everything out for at least a period during the day when I can write.
After all I don't want the boss to fire me!
Life goes on and you make the best of it. Tonight I leave for NY for a weekend of play with friends. I am going to re-energize myself, and do a little research on my WIP--My goal? To come home enthused about my new story and hopefully the words will flow.
Next week I promise there will be no part three.
Any advice you can give me?