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I’m in One of THOSE Moods!

Yes, I get moody sometimes. Right now I’m feeling dissatisfied with my life and my writing. Things aren’t flowing smoothly. When I wrote Sleeping With the Wolf, the words just poured out of me. I wouldn’t say it was easy, but compared to how I feel right now, it was. Maybe it’s because when I wrote Carla and Taye’s story, it was still not officially a job. At that point, my writing was a hobby that I could set aside for months on end. I love writing, and I have no plans to give it up. This is just one of those moods that strikes from time to time.

The point of this post is … Hm. What was it again? Oh, yeah. When I get into these moods I usually do something drastic. I was in this mood when I joined the army 30 years ago. I was in this mood when I gave away my precious velvet Tudor gown and French Hood. (When I say precious, I mean it had $300 worth of freshwater pearls and real gold thread embroidery that I slaved over. It took me over 6 months to make that dress). I was in this mood 16 months ago when I whacked off 15″ of hair to donate to Locks of Love.

I’m afraid to leave the apartment. Who knows what I’ll do in this mood. A couple of people are teasingly (maybe teasingly?) suggesting I get a tattoo. I’m 50! What’s more, I’m afraid of needles. What’s even more, i’m broke. Somebody talk me down.   🙂



6 Responses to I’m in One of THOSE Moods!

  • I’m sorry you are feeling this way. I really hope that you feel better. If there is anything I can do just holler my way.

    • Thanks, Savannah! I’ve decided to put some purple streaks in my hair. Painless, temporary and cheap! I’ll post some pictures when/if I do it. :mrgreen:

  • I vote you take a “staycation”! It has helped me when I am blocked (I’m an Artist)… pull out a map of your town – find a big green space and go find that park or blue space and look a that lake like you were born in the Sahara desert. Take yourself on a little journey, treat yourself to a wonderful lunch in a mom and pop cafe (or someplace you’ve never eaten before) and then go get those awesome purple streaks. Better yet – get the purple streaks and then go on your adventure.

    Good luck! All of your fans are hoping you plough right through this time and get back to writing soon (such selfish people us fans) ;}

    • Thanks very much, Christine, for the ideas. I did write Eddie and Lisa’s wedding night scene, and it was fun. Also put a purple streak in my hair tonight. That wasn’t quite as fun. Poor little Merry Miaow has a distressingly purple spot on her white fur. She didn’t appreciate my attempts to de-purple her. *rolls eyes*

      I think I’m over my mood now. Nothing like a purple spotted cat to cheer you up. 🙂

  • Sometimes you have to do something drastic to keep your life interesting! Hope you’re out of your funk, and know that you have tons of loyal readers.

    • Thanks, Stephanie! I think I’ve recovered. I have been busy working on Eddie’s Prize, and I’m liking what’s going on. I have hopes for wrapping up the first dr4aft by May 15.

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