Between health and personal issues and writing issues, I have had a bit of a tough time lately, but I am slowly easing back and moving forward – which really seems like a contradiction in terms, but it isn’t.
This week, it has become very clear that I need to step back from some of my responsibilities and focus once more on those that are important to me. As a result, I am Mother and Wife first and foremost, and anything else will be taken on a case by case basis. Just having time for me is important and this week has been a real friend-fest, which has been very encouraging and uplifting. I blogged about Cassie’s help, but my local friends, Belinda, Rachael and Michelle all need a special mention, because I am so blessed to have spent some quality time with them this week and as a result, my spirits are now soaring, and once more the creative juices are flowing. For someone who had lots of acquaintances and didn’t believe I really needed close friends, I have come a long way in a week.
Writing has been hugely successful this week, with another idea cropping up within my inner conflict story that added to the inner conflict, but has provided me with a good insight into my Medusa character. She is who I am doing my SoCNoC novel on, so it was nice to see her as the conflicted person she was, and I have to wonder why I never consciously used my own inner conflict before. The short story worked and I managed to use 3 of the 7 words (suspire, plucky and tipple, the rest just did not lend themselves to the story), so I am very pleased with my efforts.
Next week I will write another short story about conflict, relational conflict, a struggle with someone else, Medusa has conflict with a lot of people in the story, two of them gods, so this week I will focus on Athena, because I concentrated on Medusa and a moral dilemma put on her by Poseidon.
Tuesday sees the start of SoCNoC, Novel in a month competition, and I am really keen to get started. And while the short stories I have written are about the characters, they probably aren’t going to be included in the story, because they are only brief and only touch on the issues that I want to get more indepth on.
I am looking forward to the week ahead and the writing challenges that I might face!