Tuesday, 14 November 2006

positive thinking

I'm going to think positive today, and avoid things that put me in a downward spiral of negativity and anger. Yesterday started out well... but deteriorated. I managed to do my 1K words, but I wasn't entirely happy with them, to be honest. The writing felt a bit 'forced'. Now this isn't too much of a disaster, as it can always be worked on and 'lifted' in the editing, so wasn't too bummed about it. Also managed to get one or two bits of other stuff done, webby and otherwise... so a fairly productive day. Spent a fair bit of time trying to sort out some excerpts to enter for a competition... Now this was a vexing task in several ways...
  1. I kept seeing things I would have written differently now...
  2. the excerpts had to be v. short and my scenarios develop gradually a lot of the time
  3. I don't think I have a cat made of snow's chance in hell of winning in any of the categories so it's a fruitless exercise anyway
Still, I might post some of the bits and pieces I've chosen at Portia's Prose sooner or later. I must warn gentle readers however that these excerpts are v. rude and contain many v. rude words!

Later on yesterday, though, something happened that put me in a right old 'machete' mood again, and I'm afraid that stayed with me for the rest of the day and even caused me to lose sleep, despite my medication.

But today, and from henceforth, I'm going to ignore the thing as best I can and not let it get to me. Today I will be :
  • doing 1K words
  • doing web work
  • sorting out more excerpts
  • entering contests
  • attempting to avoid wrath and instead embracing calmness and a shell of invulnerable tranquility [hah!]
Wish me luck!

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