I know it has been some time since the last time I posted. Things have become busy for me and I have just now been able to relax just a little. I did a post about self care and that’s what I am trying to do again. My life has been very busy and stressful and I guess a way to help before I start to write again is by playing video games. It doesn’t help though when a little cat that is tired wants to sleep on my hand as I play. I know once I start to write again, she will do the same. I adore that she helps me relax, but things do need to get done. Sorry for the rambling. But my point is, no matter what, try and relax before doing something that will take time out of your day.
I know that my blog is normally to be about creative writing, but I wanted to make this post about self healing. We all need to take the time to take care of ourselves and put aside the big and small things in life that can make us not take care of ourselves. I have had to step aside from writing and had to take care of me for a few days. I won’t be writing till next week because of the holiday of Thanksgiving with the family. Hope you all take care of yourselves and become healthy.
So the last time I had posted I had just almost 10K words. Then something happened to my words. They were all gone. So I have started over with a different story and have almost 30K words. When things seem rough, just keep pushing through and never give up.
As a week draws near for us who are doing NaNo, some of us may be struggling. I am just barely pushing through. I do want to say to those who are struggling to just write and worry about word count near the end of the day. Just keep typing away and leave word count till the end. That is one thing that has helped me out is to never worry on word count till you have about a few hours left in the day.
I wanted to start off with this next blog to talk about long distance/online friendships. I have many friends that I contact with on social media or through texting. There is one friend who I met through social media and we became penpals. We send each other holiday and birthday cards and snail mail. Just this year, this friend and her husband came from Canada on a business trip and stopped by for a visit. I had a lot of fun and enjoyed the visit. The one thing that I have learned from this visit and this friend is to never give up on the friendships that you have, no matter the distance, there my become a time that you will meet in the future…..I also met two other social media friends about 5 years prior to this friend from Canada. It is wonders on who you meet online to meet in real life.
October is at an end and some writers are preparing for NaNoWriMo. As a writer myself, I have done NaNo for 2 previous years, this being my 3rd year. I have learned never to give up and to just keep writing no matter what writing blocks happen, even if it is not about the book you are writing, every word counts. This November will be a busy one as writers join together to get their goals accomplished.