That moment between

I re-read this today as a reminder. Nearly two years has passed.

Wendigo Mountain

Lately, like a lot of us, I’ve been sleeping too much. Drinking too much. Passing the hours in my own way, listening to music, reading, cleaning up the house, and feeling almost paralysed by the stress of uncertainty. Stuck at home. Ordering carry out dinners, or cooking things for myself and later throwing them out once they’ve outlived their appeal in my sparsely populated fridge. Writing. More writing. Sometimes about important things, and sometimes about nothing anyone will read, but that is what pays. Ironic. Not that the important things will get read either, it’s just if I ever want to be remembered for something I hope it is for my prose and not for my 300 word-vomit on cash auto title loans or off-road bumpers.

The coffee makes the brain work. The shower gets the blood flowing. The alcohol slows it all back down again late at night so…

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Wednesday

Today I’ve been editing my book. I make it through three scenes, which puts me at the beginning of chapter 4 of Book 1. For most of the day, I’ve been living on coffee, taking moments off every so often to check email, wordpress, Facebook, and go down the TikTok/Instagram rabbit hole to give my brain a break.

Writing for the agency has stalled this week, and unfortunately there is a lot of buzz about why we didn’t get paid and none of the admins are saying anything about getting that fixed. I figured I can write for them and not get paid today, or I can write for me and still not get paid, but at least my book is that much closer to be ready to be sent out.

Most chapters are slimming down, either with the deletion of a lot of extra stuff or economy of word use. What’s weird is sometimes I get a reminder of a chapter I still want to write and trying to figure out how it will fit into any of the books. So, as I trim, I’m also adding.

Penny and I got a nap today. I’ve been sleeping better again. Trying my best to move on from a lot of things.

I made a playlist which I’ve been using for background noise when I edit. If you are interested, check it out!