Where do I start? It has been a rough week.
I did not get to attend the memorial for my friend because I was sick with a stomach virus all week. I felt better by Thursday though and was able to attend the funeral. I must be psychic or something because that anxiety attack hit me just as I called it… right in front of the church! My sister was there to help me through it though. I REALLY don’t grieve completely which is probably the reason for the anxiety around funerals.
Although, I was sick and had to attend the funeral of a close friend this week, I still managed to write.
There is power in words. Healing, helping, hurting, breaking down, and building up power. And I appreciate them.
I also appreciate the connections that I’ve made in this #ROW80 community. The kind words and encouragement have been awesome. Thank you.
My word count was not high but I was able to get through the scene that I struggled with. Instead of a full conversation I opted to use a flashback. Hope it works and makes the cut when its time to edit. I have to revise my goals and took writing three articles off of the list. I’ve added daily writing via 750words.com to my goals. I think that it’ll help with achieving my 2011 goal of completing at least one WIP by December 31, 2011. I realized something about myself this week. I realized that when I talk about my writing I get so excited. I surprised myself when I began talking to a friend of the family about my work. I usually don’t talk to anyone about my work other than my husband and right now its football season so we all know what that means! I’ve had bad experiences in the past with people attempting to take my ideas and words and pass them off as their own. But, as I spoke about my WIPs that I have waiting for me to finish, more ideas came to me and I couldn’t wait to get them down on paper. I know talking helps me, across the board, but it always comes down to an issue of trust. I’ll think more on this in the coming weeks.
For some reason, one particular phrase pops in my head every now and again: I’m still here. I think it’s my way of reminding myself that I need to live life to the fullest and not allow fear or other people’s actions or inactions deter me from making the best of the time that I have here. I love writing, creating. So, that’s what I’ll do.
Words are powerful.
So, how are you using your words today?